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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 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
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
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.
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
Animal Encounter – Discovery Hut
1:30pm Daily
Meet a wild wonder up-close and learn fun facts about how they live and what makes them unique. The animals vary depending on the day, you may meet a tamandua, beavers, an aardvark, a sloth or perhaps you will meet a radiated tortoise named Jumbo Jet.
Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
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 Daily
We think our goats are adorable! Come meet our goats, pet them and find out for yourself.
Kids’ Zone
Tidal Touch Zone
9:30am-3:30pm Daily
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 Daily
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
Go around the Zoo with our horticulturalist and discover lush bamboo forests, pollinator gardens and much more.
Garden Tours