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Event Calendar

2019

Upcoming Events

Pacific Seas Aquarium Community Celebration
APR 1 - 30   9:30am - 4:00pm

Arts, animals and community - all month long!
Free with admission. April 1-30

Art Fridays: Maria Jost
APR 19   9:30am - 4:00pm

Meet the artist behind the mural.
Free with admission. April 19

Weekend Wonders: Behind-the-Scenes Tours
APR 20   10:00am - 3:45pm

Go behind the scenes at the aquarium.
Free with admission. April 20

Ocean Voices: Uncovering Ocean Mysteries
APR 23   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sharks, turtles, scientists and more.
Phillip Hall, UWT, 1918 Pacific Ave. Free. Apr. 23

Storytelling: Night at the Museum
APR 25   6:00pm - 7:30pm

Ocean biofacts and touch tank. Bring your curiosity.
Slater Museum, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. Free.

Art Weekend: Turtle Wave
APR 26 - 28   9:30am - 4:00pm

Community art to save the ocean.
Free with admission. April 26-28

Spring into Action
APR 27   10:00am - 3:00pm

Explore and restore your park.
Oak Tree Park, S. 74th and Cedar Streets, Tacoma. Free. April 27

Ocean Voices: Ocean Heroes
APR 30   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Local heroes, local issues. Get inspired.
Phillip Hall, UWT, 1918 Pacific Ave. Free. Apr. 30

Wild Wonders & Budgies Opening
MAY 4 - 5   9:30am - 5:00pm

Budgies and a live animal show. Perfect!
Opening May 4-5.

Garden Tour: Living Fossils
MAY 5   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. May 5

Zoo Society Luncheon
MAY 7   11:30am - 1:00pm

Connect. Inspire. Act.
Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma. Donations encouraged.

Half-Price Moms’ Day
MAY 11   9:30am - 5:00pm

Moms get half-price general admission.
All day May 11.

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

World Ocean Weekend
JUN 1 - 2   9:30am - 5:00pm

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.

Half-Price Dads’ Day
JUN 16   9:30am - 5:00pm

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

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

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.

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