Skip to main content

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.

Bowling for Rhinos
AUG 3   6:00pm - 9:00pm

Go bowling and help save rhinos.
Narrows Plaza Bowl, 2200 Mildred St. W, University Place. Aug. 3

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.

We're Sorry

We have no special upcoming events
Go to upcoming section to see closest events.
You can always see park hours