Welcome to the Zoo!
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium connects you with animal wonder and experiences. Please read carefully to know what to bring and expect. Then get your online ticket. We’re excited to see you!
Most animal habitats are open today. Learn more about temporary exhibit closures.
Plan Your Day
- Meet our animals and the keepers who care for them.
- Our Tidal Touch Zone in the Pacific Seas Aquarium is open daily for gentle touching.
- Goat encounters are also open daily.
Twin polar bear cubs Astra and Laerke (pronounced LAIR-keh) are settled into their home in our Arctic Tundra habitat. They love to swim, splash and explore.
Our playgrounds and carousel are open! After your Zoo visit, explore beautiful Point Defiance Park, with gardens, trails, beaches and more.
Skip the lines and save money when you purchase your tickets online!