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Safe & Healthy

What We're Doing

to keep everyone safe.

We’re following all Washington state guidelines for the appropriate Safe Start phase to guard against Covid-19 (coronavirus).

  • Following all Washington state guidelines
  • Limiting daily attendance with timed tickets
  • Closing some indoor and high-touch areas
  • One-way foot traffic around the Zoo and aquariums
  • All staff members and guests 5 and over wear face coverings – see below
  • Increasing sanitation procedures
  • Hand sanitizing stations around the Zoo, with reminders
  • Visual guides and reminders to social distancing
  • No-touch front gate and restroom entry
  • Glass windows and no cash transactions

Face Coverings Required
Because we care about the safety of our guests, staff and animals, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium requires all guests to wear face coverings while visiting.

Exception for Children Under 5

  • Children under 5 are not required to wear face coverings.
  • Children ages 2, 3, and 4 are encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings.
  • Children under 2 should not wear face coverings.

If guests don’t have a face covering when they arrive, a face mask will be provided to them.  All staff members and volunteers are also required to wear face masks while working.

Tuesdays 3-4 pm are reserved for people with a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.