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Daily Presentations

Get Up close

Keeper chats, animal experiences and more.

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.

Most animal habitats are open today. Learn more about temporary exhibit closures.

Daily Schedule

Story Time
10am Daily

Join us for Story Time in the Nature Play Garden! Every week is a different children’s storybook about the wonder and care of animals.

Nature Play Garden
Asian Forest Sanctuary Keeper Chat
11am Daily

It’s a pretty cool job taking care of a tapir or tiger – but someone’s got to do it, right? Come watch our keepers in action as they chat about all our Asian Forest Sanctuary animals.

Asian Forest Sanctuary
Polar Bear Keeper Chat
11:30am Daily

How long can polar bears hold their breath? How do they adapt to their environment outside of the Arctic? Learn all of this (plus more) during the keeper chat!

Arctic Tundra
Animal Encounter
12pm Mon-Fri

Meet amazing animals from the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater! Get up close to a tortoise, a serval, a sloth and more. And chat with the keepers who care for them.

Meet Wild Wonders Animals
Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater Animal Show
12pm & 3pm Sat-Sun

This fast-paced animal show is here for the summer! The cast of over a dozen animals includes Clark the king vulture, clouded leopard Banyan, Tilli the aardvark and Rocket the rescued dog as “Professor Dumbledog.”

Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
Marine Mammal Keeper Chat
12:30pm Daily

What do seals like to play with? How loud does a sea lion bark? Our keepers are experts in caring for our marine mammals, and you can find out how they do it. And meet the new walruses!

Rocky Shores
Elephant Keeper Chat
1pm Daily

Mud baths! Yoga! Chewing bamboo! Elephant life is never dull, and our keepers have lots of stories to tell.

Asian elephant
Pacific Seas Aquarium Dive Talk
1:30pm Sun & Mon

Join us for our new dive experience! Meet and talk with divers in our beautiful Northwest Waters habitat and learn about the marine life in the waters of Puget Sound.

Northwest Waters
1:45pm Daily

Enjoy live bug presentations on the stage at the Nature Play Garden. People of all ages can meet bugs like a Chilean rose tarantula, Peruvian cave roach or emperor scorpion, and discover the important roles that bugs play in our daily lives.

Bugs Alive!
Red Wolf Keeper Chat
2pm Daily

Meet these stunning animals, saved from near-extinction in the wild with the help of our Zoo.

Red Wolf Woods
Goat Encounter
10am - 3pm Mon-Fri, 10am - 4:30pm Sat-Sun

We think our goats are adorable! Come meet our goats, pet them and find out for yourself.

Kids’ Zone
Budgie Buddies
10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm & 1pm - 4pm Sat-Sun

Step into our Budgie Buddies aviary! You’ll be surrounded by dozens of colorful Australian birds and can listen to all of their chatter.

Budgie Buddies
Tidal Touch Zone
9:30am - 3:30pm Mon-Fri, 9:30am - 5pm Sat-Sun

Feel a soft pink sea star, a spiky purple urchin or a hard crab. The Tidal Touch Zone in the Pacific Seas Aquarium is where low tide meets your imagination.

Tidal Touch Zone
Antique Carousel
9am - 3:30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat-Sun

Take a spin on our vintage Paul Titus Carousel and add some sparkle to your Zoo visit. Tickets are $2 per ride ($1.50 for members).

Botanical Garden Tours
First Sunday of the Month at 10am

Explore the Zoo with our horticulturalist and discover lush bamboo forests, pollinator gardens and more.

Garden Tours