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Event Calendar

2024

Upcoming Events

Botanical Garden Tour: Vanishing Flora
APR 7   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants.
April 7.

Opening of Wild Wonders & Bugs Alive!
MAY 4 - 5   9:00am - 5:00pm

Our Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater show and Bugs Alive! are back!
Opening Weekend: May 4-5

Garden Tour: Living Fossils
MAY 5   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
May 5.

Garden Tour: Deserts & Baja
JUN 2   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
June 2.

Pride Celebration
JUN 22 - 23   9:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate Pride and our LGBTQIA+ community at the Zoo!
June 22-23.

Explore the Shore
JUN 24   12:30pm - 2:30pm

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

Members’ Access Night
JUN 27   5:00pm - 7:30pm

Have fun after-hours. Free for members.
June 27.

Explore the Shore
JUL 6   11:00am - 1:00pm

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

Garden Tour: Backyard Pollinators
JUL 7   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
July 7.

Explore the Shore
JUL 21   11:00am - 1:00pm

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

Members’ Access Night
JUL 21   5:00pm - 7:30pm

Have fun after-hours. Free for members.
July 21.

Wild Cat Weekend
AUG 3 - 4   9:00am - 5:00pm

Time to roar! Meet our wild cats.
Aug 3-4.

Garden Tour: Plants Gone Wild
AUG 4   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Aug 4.

Members’ Access Night
AUG 16   5:00pm - 7:30pm

Have fun after-hours. Free for members.
Aug 16.

Explore the Shore
AUG 19   10:30am - 12:30pm

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

End of Summer Blast
AUG 31 - SEP 2   9:00am - 5:00pm

Splashing, ice treats and fun!
Aug 31-Sept 2.

Garden Tour: Leafy & Fruity Hors D’oeuvres
SEP 1   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Sep 1.

Garden Tour: Savage Garden
OCT 6   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Oct 6.

Zoo Boo
OCT 19 - 20   9:00am - 3:00pm

Costumes, animals, candy and fun!
Oct 19-20.

Garden Tour: Sensory Garden
NOV 3   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Nov 3.

Veterans’ Appreciation Days
NOV 9 - 11   9:00am - 3:30pm

U.S. military veterans and active-duty enjoy free admission.
Nov 9-11.

Paws Up for Polar Bears
NOV 16 - 17   9:00am - 3:30pm

Celebrate Astra and Laerke!
Nov 16-17.

Zoolights
NOV 29 - JAN 5   4:30pm - 10:00pm

Magical lights and a holiday tradition.
4:30-10pm nightly Nov. 24 - Jan. 1.

Garden Tour: Bamboo Paradise
DEC 1   10:00am - 11:00am

Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Dec 1.

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