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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.
Plan Your Day
You'll have twice the fun.
Get the Zoo map, directions, daily schedule, dining and rental information, and find out what else to do at Point Defiance Park.
Plan Your Day
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.
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Membership
So worth it.
A Zoo membership pays for itself after just three visits. But that's not all you get with a membership. Find the perks here.
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Featured Events

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!
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