Welcome to the Zoo!
Can't wait to see you.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium connects you with animal wonder and experiences. Please read carefully to know what to bring and expect. Then get your timed online ticket. We’re excited to see you!
Plan Your Day
Animals and Keepers
You never know who you'll meet.
- The full schedule of Keeper Chats and Animal Encounters is back! Meet our animals and the keepers who care for them.
- Tidal Touch Zone is now open for gentle touching (selected hours).
- Goat feeding is open daily!
Play at the Zoo
Carousel, playground and more.
- Our antique carousel is now open! ($2 general/$1.50 members)
- Our playground is open too.
- After your visit, explore beautiful Point Defiance Park, with gardens, trails and more.
New Zoo map
Buy your timed online ticket.
More questions? Read the FAQ.
Tickets, Directions & Parking
Health & Safety
Food & Drink
Rentals & Accessibility
Keeping you safe
What we're doing at the Zoo.
- Following all current Washington state guidelines
- Limiting in-person contact with timed tickets
- Masks are required indoors for ALL guests age 5+.