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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 550 different animal species and even a vintage carousel, 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.
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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

Sensational Sea Otters
Otterly adorable. Sept. 29-30
They play, they flip, they dive! Watch our otters receive special enrichment treats at this all-weekend event, and discover how you can help the ocean.
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Zoo Boo
Costumes and critters. Oct. 13-14
Put on your best costume and join us for a fun, fall-themed weekend at the Zoo. Come watch our animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative our keepers get with decorations!
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