Plan Your Day
Know before you go
Directions & Parking
Rentals & Accessibility
Pick up a visitor map at the front gate, or download the pdf.
Explore our Zoo
Pacific Seas Aquarium Community Celebration
Animals, arts and more April 1-30
Animal feeds, aquarist dives and talks, filmmakers, artists, speakers, storytelling, hands-on activities and so much more here at the Zoo and around Tacoma, every day through April. Come celebrate!Learn More
Daily Animal Encounters
Meet our family.
Meet a keeper - or a tiger. Watch our animals get food or special care, and ask all the questions you can think of. NOTE: Parts of Asian Forest Sanctuary, goats and seabirds are temporarily closed as we renovate.See the schedule
Explore Point Defiance Park
Hours, Roads, Trails
Trip Advisor - "Excellent"
“Wonderful place to spend the day! Pt. Defiance Zoo is incredible. With tons of interactive things for kids and adults, it is definitely a place you can spend the whole day…They are all about education, environment, and protecting wild animals and their habitats.” – Barbara D., Tacoma