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Event Calendar

2019

Upcoming Events

Tacoma Resident Free Day
FEB 24   9:30am - 4:00pm

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

Party for Polar Bears
FEB 28   5:00pm - 9:00pm

Party to help polar bears.
Dystopian State Brewing Co, 611 S. Baker St., Tacoma.

Garden tours: Plant Journeys
MAR 3   10:00am - 11:00am

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

Tacoma Resident Free Day
MAR 7   9:30am - 4:00pm

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

St. Patrick’s Day at the Zoo
MAR 17   9:30am - 4:00pm

Lucky treats, green animals and plenty of fun.
Free with admission. March 17.

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

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 Friday: Kait Rhoads
APR 5   9:30am - 4:00pm

Glass jellies and community.
Free with admission. April 5

Garden Tour: Deserts & Baja
APR 7   10:00am - 11:00am

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

Art+Sci Salon: Gordon Huether
APR 11   6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meet the artist, hear the science.
Free at University of Puget Sound. April 11

Art Fridays: Gordon Huether
APR 12   9:30am - 5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Explore the Shore
JUN 5   12:15pm - 1:45pm

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

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

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

Explore the Shore
JUN 17   11:00am - 12:30pm

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

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.

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