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 520 different animal species, a vintage carousel and Zoolights, there's plenty to explore.
Daily Animal Encounters
Meet our family - close up.
Meet a keeper - or a coendou. Watch our animals receive 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 for renovation.See the schedule
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