Nov. 21: Metro Parks Tacoma is hosting thousands of children from three grades at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma Nature Center, and Point Defiance Park.
Nov. 7: For the holidays this year, consider gifting those close to you something wildly fun to experience together at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium or Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.
Nov. 2: U.S. military veterans are invited to enjoy Northwest Trek and Point Defiance Zoo for free on Nov. 11.
Oct. 30: We think polar bears are so extraordinary we’ve decided to celebrate them with not one but two public events in November at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Oct. 24: It’s almost Zoolights time and you can get your timed online tickets now.
Oct. 5: The Tacoma zoo has been a national leader in bringing this critically endangered species back from the brink of extinction since the 1970s.
Sept. 29: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium earned kudos and another five years of accreditation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) in September.
Sept. 26: Meet Willow, a fuzzy, two-week-old muskox calf at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Sept. 14: Guests are invited to join Suki’s birthday festivities as she celebrates her 59th birthday this weekend, Sept. 22-24.
Sept. 20: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and other local partners recently won the 2023 Certificate of Excellence in Public Service from the Public Relations Society of America Puget Sound chapter for their anti-wildlife trafficking display at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Sept. 14: Voting is now open for our community to choose the name of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s newest baby animal- a female muskox calf.
Sept. 8: Charlotte the muskox gave birth to a female calf Thursday morning at Point Defiance Zoo. The day-old calf appears to be healthy, sticking closely to mom.
Aug 28: Watch animals feast on their favorite foods at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and
enjoy icy treats at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Sept. 2-4
Aug 9: Malia Somerville, a lifelong zoologist with a deep understanding and passion for animal wellbeing, is the newly named General Curator for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
July 24: It’s time to roaaaarrr! Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is celebrating its three endangered Sumatran tigers at the annual World Tiger Weekend event July 29 and July 30.
June 5: Two-year-old sisters to make their public debut June 15 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
May 31: More than 1,400 species identified in Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area.
May 16: Astra and Laerke, who have called the Detroit Zoo home since 2020, will move to Point Defiance Zoo this spring.
May 10: Ever wondered what it’s like to run a finger over the back of a prickly pink sea star? Find out at a low tide event this summer at Owen Beach and Titlow Beach in Tacoma.
Jan. 5: An 11-year-old male Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv (pronounced sun-jeev) will make his public debut at the Zoo on Friday, Jan. 6 at 9:30 am.