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.
EXCITING NEWS: We have two new walruses, Balzak and Lakina! Come meet them.
There’s also a new tiger in town. Welcome, Sanjiv!
Pacific Seas Aquarium Dive Talk
10:30am Sunday and Thursday
Join us for our all-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
Asian Forest Sanctuary Keeper Chat
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
Animal Encounter – Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
Meet some of our amazing animals up close. Learn fun facts about how they live and what makes them unique. The animals vary depending on the day. You may meet a tamandua, beaver, aardvark or sloth.Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
Marine Mammal Keeper Chat
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
Mud baths! Yoga! Chewing bamboo! Elephant life is never dull, and our keepers have lots of stories to tell.Asian elephant
Red Wolf Keeper Chat
Meet these stunning animals, saved from near-extinction in the wild with the help of our Zoo.Red Wolf Woods
We think our goats are adorable! Come meet our goats, pet them and find out for yourself.Kids’ Zone
Tidal Touch Zone
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
Take a spin on our vintage Paul Titus Carousel and add some sparkle to your Zoo visit. Tickets: $2 per ride ($1.50 members).Carousel
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