End of Summer Blast
August 31, 2024 - September 2, 2024
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Splashing, ice treats and fun! Free with admission.
Ready for summer fun?
(We thought so.)
Join animals around the Zoo & Aquarium in an all-weekend celebration jam-packed with cool activities - literally! Watch our animals enjoy icy treats and summery enrichments.
Splash like an otter
Or a frog, or a fish.
Then have a splash yourself on our lilypad fountain! Climb on the playground, slide like a penguin and meet our tiny critters. Don't forget to feed the goats!Kids' Zone
Cool off in the Aquarium
with some cool creatures.
Stop by the Tidal Touch Zone in the Pacific Seas Aquarium and get an anemone hug around one finger. Feel the rough texture of sea stars, the spikiness of sea urchins, and the hardness of crab shells. You’ll feel like you’re at the beach!Tidal Touch Zone
Enrichment & Animal Encounter Schedule
All free with admission or membership.
Leafy & Fruity Garden Tour
|10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-4:00pm||Budgie Buddies Aviary|
Visit the Budgie Buddies Aviary and interact with these friendly, colorful birds
|10am - 4:30pm||Kids' Zone|
Meet the goats
|10:30am (Sunday)||Pacific Seas Aquarium|
Northwest Waters Dive Talk
|11am||Asian Forest Sanctuary|
Keeper Chat - Watch animals like tigers snack on ice treats and enjoy enrichments
|11am (Saturday & Sunday)||Pacific Seas Aquarium|
Baja Bay Habitat - Sea turtles will enjoy ice blocks for enrichment
Polar Bear Keeper Chat - Meet the keepers and watch the polar bear twins enjoy special ice enrichments
|11:30am (Sunday)||Pacific Seas Aquarium|
Octopus will receive ice blocks to explore
|12pm & 3pm||Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater|
See the final few live animal shows of the season
Marine Mammal Keeper Chat – Watch marine mammals munch on ice treats and enjoy enrichments
Elephant Keeper Chat – Watch Suki enjoy ice treats, watermelon, and enrichments during a keeper chat
|1:30pm||Asian Forest Sanctuary|
Clouded leopards will enjoy icy treats
|1:30 pm||Critter Corner|
Meet smaller animals up close during Critter Corner near the muskoxen habitat
Sea Otter Feed - Keepers will give colorful ice treats and ice piles for the otters
Muskoxen Feed - Watch the muskoxen chow on watermelon and other icy snacks
|All day||Kids' Zone|
Meerkats - It's beach day with the meerkats! Visit their new beach setup at their habitat.
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