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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 and plant species, there's plenty to explore.
We're open!!
Your zoo - safe for you.
Welcome back to the Zoo! We’re excited to see you with a new outdoor, one-way Zoo experience that keeps everyone safe. Come reconnect with wildlife, and feel the wonder all over again.
Reopening info
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

Coming Soon

Animals, costumes, fun.
We're bringing all your Zoo Boo favorites to Pumpkin Days - but with new precautions to keep us all safe and healthy. Timed online tickets, face coverings, one-way paths, anytime activities and unscheduled animal encounters - come in costume and have fun!
Pumpkin Days
Zoolights Nov. 27 - Jan. 3
A classic holiday tradition.
Step back into the Zoolights tradition you know and love: your Zoo, transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 700,000 lights. See dazzling 3-D animal light displays. Feel the holiday joy.