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Members' Access Nights

Pretty Wild

Meet our animals
Up close and in person.

Come after-hours and meet animals in their habitats and up close during encounters! We’re offering Members’ Access Nights as a thank you for your continued support. This event is for Zoo members only.

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Thank you, Zoo Members!

We’re offering member-only hours on three evenings in summer 2023:

  • Thursday, June 29
  • Sunday, July 16
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8

No reservations are needed! Please plan to attend one members night only.

Member-Only Access Nights

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

*Please plan to attend only ONE night to allow all of our members the opportunity to experience the fun.

Last entry at 7:30 pm. Zoo closes at 8:30 pm.

Member Access Nights FAQs

What are Members’ Access Nights?

For our valued Zoo Members: We are offering member-only evening hours on three dates throughout the summer. These member-only hours offer Zoo Members extra hours to enjoy the Zoo as a thank you for your continued support. You’ll be able to view animals in their habitats, meet animal ambassadors during special Close Encounters, and interact with our staff and volunteers around the Zoo!

How do I make a reservation for my Members’ Access Night?

Reservations are not required.  Please bring your Member Card and/or photo ID for the named adults, just like the normal member check-in.  Watch your email for updated information. Space will be limited each night. Please attend only one of the Member Access Night Events offered.

I am a member. Can I bring guests with me to my Members’ Access Night?

You can bring only the guests who are covered on your membership. You cannot purchase General Admission or discounted tickets for entry during these times.

I am not a member. Can I pay admission to attend a Members’ Access Night?

Members’ Access Nights are reserved exclusively for current Zoo members and the guests included with their membership benefits. General admission tickets are not available for these special evenings. Learn more about Zoo Memberships.

My membership has expired. Can I still attend Members’ Access Nights?

No. Members’ Access Nights are designed for current Zoo and Combo members only.

Can I bring my kids or grandkids?

Yes, if your membership includes benefits for your legal dependents and/or grandchildren (up to age 18). Members’ Access Nights are fun and family-friendly.

Will there be food available for purchase?

Yes. Our Plaza Café will be open.

Will the gift shop be open?

Yes. Our Plaza Gift Shop will be open.

I have a membership with a reciprocal zoo. Can I attend Members’ Access Nights?

No. Members’ Access Nights are reserved exclusively for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium members. Reciprocal zoo memberships will not be honored at these events.