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Free admission for military on Veterans' Days

Veterans’ Appreciation Days honor their service to America


TACOMA, Wash. – U.S. military veterans are invited to enjoy the splendor of Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and the wonder of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium at no charge at Veterans’ Appreciation Days on Nov. 9, 10 and 11.

Veterans’ immediate family members will receive half-off general admission at each zoo.

The Veterans’ Appreciation Days offer is open to all men and women who are serving or have served honorably in the United States armed services.

The Veterans Day observed holiday this year is Nov. 11. But the Zoo and Northwest Trek are honoring veterans with this special discount all weekend.

Proof of military service is required for free admission. Acceptable documents include military or veteran identification card, discharge papers or any other proof of military service.

Northwest Trek will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. all three days.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those days.


Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the Northwest’s only combined zoo and aquarium, practices and promotes responsible stewardship of the world’s resources. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA). Northwest Trek, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is a 725-acre zoological park dedicated to conservation, education and recreation by displaying, interpreting and researching native Northwest wildlife and their natural habitats. Both zoos are facilities of Metro Parks Tacoma.


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