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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

Pacific Seas Aquarium Dive Talk
10:30am Sun & Thurs, 1:30pm Mon

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
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
Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater Live Animal Show
12pm Daily & 3pm Sat-Sun

The magical “The Care and Keeping of Creatures” animal show at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater is now open! The cast of more than a dozen animals includes Clark the king vulture, clouded leopard Banyan, Tilli the aardvark, Twiggy the seriema, 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
Critter Corner
1:30pm Sat & Sun

Meet amazing animals up close during Critter Corner! Get up close to animals like snakes, tortoises, turtles, guinea pigs, lizards and more. And chat with the keepers who care for them. Meet at the Critter Corner stage near muskoxen.

Meet Kids' Zone Critters
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 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
Mon-Fri 10am-3:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm

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

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

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

Budgie Buddies
Tidal Touch Zone
Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am-5pm

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
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

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