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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

Plan Your Day
How to do the Zoo.
Plan your Zoo experience: timed online tickets, directions, map, dining and rental information and animal experiences. Find everything here.
Zoo experience
Daily Presentations
Our Keeper Chat schedule is back!
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 free with admission or membership.
Daily Presentations

Animal Experiences

Zoo For You
Exclusive, safe animal 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 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