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Party for Polar Bears

February 26, 2022
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Eat, drink and party to help polar bears. Dystopian State Brewing Co, 611 S. Baker St., Tacoma. Presented by the Point Defiance Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers.

Polar Party

Eat, drink
(and support wild polar bears.)
It's the ultimate party in Tacoma! Buy food and drinks at Dystopian State Brewing Co. from 5-10pm Feb. 26 and part of the proceeds will support care for Point Defiance Zoo's senior polar bear Blizzard and Polar Bears International. Dystopian State is family friendly, so bring everyone!
Learn More About Polar Bears
Helping Polar Bears
Polar bears in the wild need our help. Their ice is melting, which makes it harder for them to find food. Blizzard has been helping with research for years to protect his wild counterparts.
Partnering for Polar Bears

American Association of Zoo Keepers


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