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Party for Polar Bears

February 23, 2023
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Eat, drink and party to help polar bears

7 Seas Brewery and Taproom

2101 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma

Presented by the Point Defiance Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers

Polar Party

Celebrate & Support
wild polar bears
It's the ultimate party in Tacoma! Buy drinks at 7 Seas Brewery & Taproom from 5-9pm on Feb. 23, and $1 from each pint purchased will go to polar bear conservation. 7 Seas Brewery & Taproom is family friendly, so bring everyone! Food will also be available for purchase.
Participate in the Online Auction
Start bidding Feb. 17
Interested in scoring Seattle Mariners tickets or unique, handmade items? The Party for Polar Bears Online Auction has something for everyone. Bid on your favorite items from Feb. 17 at 8am to Feb. 23.
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Make A Difference
Helping Polar Bears
As the effects of climate change rapidly melts sea ice, polar bears in the wild need our help. Party for Polar Bears! is back for it's 8th annual event to raise conservation funds.

American Association of Zoo Keepers


Arctic Stories

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Zoo Staff Visit Polar Bears in the Arctic Tundra

It’s a long way from Tacoma, Washington, to Churchill, Manitoba: about 1,420 miles as the crow flies, at least eight hours by plane. There’s no road. In icy isolation on Canada’s Hudson Bay, it’s a world away from the lush, evergreen Puget Sound region. But it has a magic all its own. And the thing the two towns have in common? Polar bears – and people who are passionate about them. Two Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium staff members recently traveled to…

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Muskox calf Willow moves to the large habitat

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Track Wild Polar Bears
We help our conservation partner Polar Bears International track polar bears in the wild. Follow along in real time with the PBI Polar Bear Tracker map to see where the bears are! It's crucial information for science and conservation.