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