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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 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 350 different animal species, there's plenty to explore.

Zoo Experience

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
Daily Presentations
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 are free with admission or membership.

Daily Presentations
What is Open & Closed

Most of our animal habitats are open today. However, a few are closed for the season or temporarily closed for renovation.

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Exclusive Experiences

Zoo For You
Exclusive experiences.
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