Welcome to our Zoo!
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium isn't just a fun place to spend time with friends and family. It's the only combined zoo and aquarium in the Pacific Northwest, nestled inside the 700-acre Point Defiance Park with views of Mount Rainier and Puget Sound. And with over 360 different animal species, there's plenty to explore.
Plan Your Day
How to do the Zoo
Plan your Zoo experience: online tickets, directions, map, dining and rental information and animal experiences. Find everything here.Zoo experience
Meet an Animal up close and chat with a keeper
There’s always something new to see and do at the Zoo. Get up close to animals, chat with a keeper, and more, with scheduled and unscheduled chats and animal encounters! All free with admission or membership.Daily Presentations
What is Open & Closed
Most of our animal habitats are open today. However, some are temporarily closed for renovation.Learn More
Zoo For You
Want to take a Wild Tour of the Zoo before we open? Go behind-the-scenes of the Pacific Seas Aquarium? Book one of our Zoo For You exclusive experiences and get up close to our animals or learn more about our beautiful gardens.Exclusive Experiences