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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.
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Get the Zoo map, directions, daily schedule, dining and rental information, and find out what else to do at Point Defiance Park.
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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

End of Summer Blast
Chill out! Sept. 1-3.
Join our polar bears, red wolves, tigers and more in an all-weekend celebration jam-packed with cool activities - literally! Watch our animals play with icy treats and summery enrichments.
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Pacific Seas Aquarium Opening Weekend
Gaze in awe. Sept. 7-9.
Come celebrate the opening of our new Pacific Seas Aquarium! Be wowed by Baja Bay full of green sea turtles, rays, sharks and fish; get up close with marine creatures in the Tidal Touch Zone and so much more.
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