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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

Introducing Twin Polar Bear Cubs Astra and Laerke

Astra and Laerke, two polar bear cubs who have captivated much of the country since their births two years ago at the Detroit Zoo, arrived at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Friday evening. The twin sisters are settling into their new Tacoma home and will make their public debut Thursday, June 15. “These exceptional bears have captured the hearts of millions of people across the country with their heartwarming stories,” said Malia Somerville, interim general curator for Point Defiance Zoo.…

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New Polar Bears Arriving Soon

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, announced today that two polar bear cubs, Astra and Laerke, will move to Point Defiance Zoo in spring 2023.  The transfer is being conducted per recommendations by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) polar bear population experts. As with all recommendations, zoos collaborate to ensure the best possible outcomes for the animals. These recommendations support the sustainability of a healthy, genetically diverse and demographically varied polar bear population,…

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Former Keeper Receives Prestigious Conservation Award

Cindy Roberts, a former staff biologist at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, recently received the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Nico van Strien Leadership in Conservation Award. Cindy was recognized for her extensive work with polar bears and her passion and commitment to helping polar bears in the wild. Cindy founded Party for Polar Bears in 2015, which has raised over $25,000 in the last seven years, with all proceeds going to Polar Bears International. The event takes place…

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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.