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Event Calendar

2020

Upcoming Events

This event is now canceled.

Celebrate trees with your online community.
Online event only April 22.

Garden Tour: Living Fossils: CANCELED
MAY 3   10:00am - 11:00am

This event is now canceled.

Half-Price Moms’ Day: CANCELED
MAY 9   9:30am - 6:00pm

This event is now canceled.

Wild Wonders & Budgies Opening: CANCELED
MAY 9 - 10   9:30am - 6:00pm

This event is now canceled.

This event is now canceled.

Explore the Shore
JUN 5   11:15am - 12:45pm

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

World Ocean Weekend
JUN 6 - 7   9:30am - 6:00pm

Sharks, fish and everything ocean.
Free with admission. June 6-7

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

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

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

Half-Price Dads’ Day
JUN 21   9:30am - 6:00pm

Bring Dad for half-off general admission.
Father's Day, June 21

Explore the Shore
JUN 23   12:45pm - 1:30pm

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

Garden Tour: Backyard Pollinators
JUL 5   10:00am - 11:00am

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

Explore the Shore
JUL 7   12:45pm - 12:45pm

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

Sharks & Rays!
JUL 11 - 12   9:30am - 6:00pm

Sharks and more sharks. Dive in.
Free with admission. July 11-12

Summer VIP Long-Table Dinner
JUL 17   6:30pm - 11:00pm

Local chefs, music, dancing and animals.
A summer VIP experience for The Zoo Society. July 17

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

Explore the Shore
JUL 21   11:45am - 1:15pm

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

World Tiger Weekend
JUL 25 - 26   9:30am - 6:00pm

Come roar with our tigers! Free with Zoo admission. July 25-26

Garden Tour: Plants Gone Wild
AUG 2   10:00am - 11:00am

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

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

Explore the Shore
AUG 18   10:45am - 11:30am

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

End of Summer Blast
SEP 5 - 7   9:30am - 6:00pm

Animals, ice and loads of fun!
Free with Zoo admission. Sept. 5-7

Garden Tour: Leafy & Fruity
SEP 6   10:00am - 11:00am

Leafy and fruity hors d'oeuvres.
Free with admission. Sept. 6

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

Tacoma Resident Free Day
SEP 23   9:30am - 4:00pm

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

Wolf Awareness Weekend
OCT 3 - 4   9:30am - 4:00pm

Join the pack.
Free with admission. Oct. 3-4

Garden Tour: Savage Garden
OCT 4   10:00am - 11:00am

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

Zoo BOOze & Bites
OCT 16   6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sips, snacks and spirits.
A Zoo Society event. 21+ Oct. 16

Zoo Boo
OCT 17 - 18   9:30am - 4:00pm

Costumes, critters and games.
Free with admission. Oct. 17-18

We're Sorry

We have no special upcoming events
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