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Event Calendar

2020

Upcoming Events

Chillin’ with Polar Bears
FEB 29   11:00am - 3:00pm

Chill with Boris and Blizzard.
Free with admission. Feb. 29

Garden tours: Plant Journeys
MAR 1   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Mar. 1

Tacoma Resident Free Day
MAR 12   9:30am - 4:00pm

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

St. Patrick’s Day at the Zoo
MAR 15   9:30am - 4:00pm

Lucky treats and plenty of fun.
Free with admission. March 15

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

March for Penguins
MAR 25   5:00pm - 9:00pm

Have a pint to help penguins.
State Street Beer, March 25. All ages

Earth Days
APR 4 - 5   9:30am - 4:00pm

Trees, wildlife, humans, planet.
Free with admission. Apr. 4-5

Garden Tour: Urban Giants
APR 5   10:00am - 11:00am

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

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

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

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

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

Moms get half-price general admission.
All day Sat. May 9

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

Budgies and a new animal show. Perfect!
Opening May 9-10

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

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

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