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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 360 different animal and plant species, there's plenty to explore.

Zoo Experience

We're open!!
Your zoo - safe for you.
Welcome to the Zoo! We’re excited to see you with an outdoor, one-way Zoo experience that keeps everyone safe. Come reconnect with wildlife, and feel the wonder all over again.
Zoo experience
Plan Your Day
How to do the new Zoo.
Things have changed with your Zoo experience: new ticket prices, directions, map, dining and rental information and what's open and closed. Find everything here.
Plan Your Day

Animal Experiences

Love at the Zoo Feb. 13-15
Be our Valentine.
Feel the love as our animals get unscheduled Valentine's enrichments all weekend long. Make your own animal Valentine, and hunt for hearts around the Zoo.
Love at the Zoo
Zoo For You
Exclusive, safe animal experiences.
Want to brush and feed goats? Train a HeroRAT? Take a Wild Tour of the Zoo before we open? Book one of our Zoo For You exclusive animal experiences and get hands-on with our animals - safely.
Animal Experiences
Dive with Sharks
Our Eye-to-Eye Shark Dives are open.
Immerse yourself in the world of our massive South Pacific Aquarium sharks! Now open, with new safety protocols, to get you up close and eye-to-eye with these majestic animals.
Book a Dive