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Event Calendar

2023

Upcoming Events

Explore the Shore
JUN 17   10:30am - 12:30pm

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

Pride Celebration
JUN 24 - 25   9:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate Pride and our LGBTQIA+ community at the Zoo!
June 24-25.

Members’ Access Night
JUN 29   5:00pm - 7:30pm

Have fun after-hours.
Free for members.

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

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

Explore the Shore
JUL 3   10:15am - 12:15pm

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

Members’ Access Night
JUL 16   5:00pm - 7:30pm

Have fun after-hours.
Free for members.

World Tiger Weekend
JUL 29 - 30   9:30am - 4:00pm

Time to roar!!! Meet our tigers.
Free with admission. July 29 - July 30

Explore the Shore
JUL 31   9:30am - 11:30am

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

Garden Tour: Plants Gone Wild
AUG 6   10:00am - 11:00am

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

Members’ Access Night
AUG 8   5:00pm - 7:30pm

Have fun after-hours.
Free for members.

Bowling for Rhinos
AUG 24   5:00pm - 9:00pm

Two hybrid silent auctions and an in-person get together at Peaks and Pints on September 22nd (World Rhino Day!) - all to help rhinos.

Explore the Shore
AUG 30   10:15am - 12:15pm

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

End of Summer Blast
SEP 2 - 4   9:00am - 5:00pm

Splashing, ice treats and fun!
Free with admission. Sept. 2-4

Garden Tour: Leafy & Fruity
SEP 3   10:00am - 11:00am

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

Garden Tour: Savage Garden
OCT 1   10:00am - 11:00am

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

Zoo Boo
OCT 14 - 15   9:30am - 3:00pm

Costumes, animals, candy and fun!
Free with admission. Oct. 14-15

Garden Tour: Sensory Garden
NOV 5   10:00am - 11:00am

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

Veterans’ Appreciation Day
NOV 11   9:00am - 3:30pm

U.S. military veterans and active-duty are invited to enjoy the wonder of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium at no charge during Veterans’ Appreciation Day on Nov. 11.

Zoolights | Nov 24, 2023 – Jan 1, 2024
NOV 24 - JAN 1   4:30pm - 10:00pm

Magical lights and a holiday tradition.
4:30-10pm nightly Nov. 24 - Jan. 1.

Garden Tour: Bamboo Paradise
DEC 3   10:00am - 11:00am

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

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