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Event Calendar

2019

Upcoming Events

HoliZOOday Online Auction
NOV 22 - DEC 14   8:00am - 5:00pm

Bid online to find the perfect gift.
Supports The Zoo Society. Nov. 22 - Dec. 14.

Zoolights
NOV 29 - JAN 5   5:00pm - 9:00pm

Magical lights and a holiday tradition.
Nov. 29-Jan. 5. $11-$13.

Cheers & Beers for Reindeer
DEC 18   6:00pm - 9:00pm

Raise a cheer for reindeer.
Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St. Dec. 18

Garden Tour: Soils!
JAN 5   10:00am - 11:00am

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

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

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

Refreshments for Red Wolves
JAN 19   8:00am - 10:00pm

Sip and snack for red wolves.
Brewers Row, 3205 N. 26th St. Jan. 19

Garden tour: Vanishing Flora
FEB 2   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants.
Free with admission. Feb. 2

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
FEB 8   9:30am - 4:30pm

Help save the ocean.
Grades 7-12, $10. Feb. 8.

Love at the Zoo
FEB 15 - 16   9:30am - 4:00pm

Treats. Animals. Feel the love.
Free with admission. Feb. 15-16

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

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

Party for Polar Bears
FEB 27   5:00pm - 9:00pm

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

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

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

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

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 - 5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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