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.
End of Summer Blast
Chill out! Sept. 1-3.
Join our polar bears, red wolves, tigers and more in an all-weekend celebration jam-packed with cool activities - literally! Watch our animals play with icy treats and summery enrichments.Read More
Pacific Seas Aquarium Opening Weekend
Gaze in awe. Sept. 7-9.
Come celebrate the opening of our new Pacific Seas Aquarium! Be wowed by Baja Bay full of green sea turtles, rays, sharks and fish; get up close with marine creatures in the Tidal Touch Zone and so much more.Learn More