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Event Calendar

2019

Upcoming Events

World Ocean Weekend
JUN 1 - 2   9:30am - 6:00pm

Sharks, fish and everything ocean.
Free with admission. June 1-2

Garden Tour: Backyard Pollinators
JUN 2   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. June 2.

Night out for Narwhals
JUN 5   6:00pm - 10:00pm

Have a whale of a time.
Parkway Tavern, 313 N. I St. 6-10pm June 5

Half-Price Dads’ Day
JUN 16   9:30am - 6:00pm

Bring Dad for half-off general admission.
Father's Day, June 16

Welcome - enjoy our zoo!
Free today for seniors and those with disabilities.

Members’ Wild Night
JUN 18   6:00pm - 9:00pm

Get wild after-hours.
Free for members. 6-9pm June 18

Explore the Shore
JUL 3   11:15am - 12:45pm

Discover the world of low tide.
Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park. Free.

Garden Tour: Plants Gone Wild
JUL 7   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. July 7

Sharks & Rays!
JUL 13 - 14   9:30am - 6:00pm

Sharks and more sharks. Dive in.
Free with admission. July 13-14

Welcome - enjoy our zoo!
Free today for seniors and those with disabilities.

Explore the Shore
JUL 17   11:15am - 12:45pm

Discover the world of low tide.
Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park. Free.

Summer VIP Long-Table Dinner
JUL 19   6:30pm - 10:30pm

Local chefs, music, dancing and animals.
A summer VIP experience for The Zoo Society. July 19.

World Tiger Weekend
JUL 27 - 28   9:30am - 6:00pm

Come roar with our tigers! Free with admission. July 27-28

Explore the Shore
AUG 2   11:45am - 1:15pm

Discover the world of low tide.
Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park. Free.

Garden Tour: Sensory Garden
AUG 4   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Aug. 4

Welcome - enjoy our zoo!
Free today for seniors and those with disabilities.

End of Summer Blast
AUG 31 - SEP 2   9:30am - 6:00pm

Animals, ice and loads of fun!
Free with admission. Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Garden Tour: Leafy & Fruity
SEP 1   10:00am - 11:00am

Leafy and fruity hors d'oeuvres.
Free with admission. Sept. 1

Welcome - enjoy our zoo!
Free today for seniors and those with disabilities.

Tacoma Resident Free Day
SEP 25   9:30am - 4:00pm

Welcome - enjoy our Zoo!
Free today for Tacoma residents with ID.

Garden Tour: Savage Garden
OCT 6   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Oct. 6

Zoo Boo
OCT 12 - 13   9:30am - 4:00pm

Costumes, critters and games.
Free with admission. Oct. 12-13

Welcome - enjoy our zoo!
Free today for seniors and those with disabilities.

Zoo BOOze & Bites
OCT 18   6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sips, snacks and spirits.
A Zoo Society tasting event. $75, 21+

Wolf Awareness Weekend
OCT 19 - 20   9:30am - 4:00pm

Join the pack.
Free with admission. Oct. 19-20

Tacoma Resident Free Day
OCT 27   9:30am - 4:00pm

Welcome - enjoy our Zoo!
Free today for Tacoma residents with ID.

Garden Tour: Urban Giants
NOV 3   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Nov. 3.

Veterans’ Appreciation Days
NOV 9 - 11   9:30am - 4:00pm

Free for veterans and military Nov. 9-11

Tacoma Resident Free Day
NOV 14   9:30am - 4:00pm

Welcome - enjoy our Zoo!
Free today for Tacoma residents with ID.

HoliZOOday Online Auction
NOV 27 - DEC 14   8:00am - 5:00pm

Bid online to find the perfect gift.
Supports The Zoo Society. Nov. 27 - Dec. 14.

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