Welcome to our Zoo!
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium isn't just a fun place to spend time with friends and family. It's also 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 550 different animal species and even a vintage carousel, there's plenty to explore.
Sensational Sea Otters
Otterly adorable. Sept. 29-30
They play, they flip, they dive! Watch our otters receive special enrichment treats at this all-weekend event, and discover how you can help the ocean.Learn More
Costumes and critters. Oct. 13-14
Put on your best costume and join us for a fun, fall-themed weekend at the Zoo. Come watch our animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative our keepers get with decorations!Learn More