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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

In & Outdoor $$$$
Zoos, Aquariums, School Trip, Educational
5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA
URL: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium...  Phone: 253-591-5337

Activity Overview

Surrounded by parks, gardens and walking paths, the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium offers fabulous opportunities for a day out with the entire family. This is an attraction where you can see sharks, seahorses, penguins, wolves and peacocks all in one place.

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium offers a wide range of educational adventures for children of all ages. These include summer camps, day-long Discover the Nature programs, camps for young children, Zoo After Dark programs, and more.

This is a great place for the kids to engage with animals and many hands-on activities are available. An example is a camel ride, where the little ones can have an up-close experience with camels.

Things to Do

  • Do not miss the Kids Zone, a well-constructed exhibit that encourages children to learn actively through play
  • The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is home to the Red Wolf Picnic Site, so pack the lunch for the entire family before your visit
  • Book a group tour of the zoo and listen to an expert staff biologist introducing one of the Zoo's resident animals. This is a great opportunity for the kids to learn more about animals such as the Eagle Owl, Radiated Tortoise, Bald Eagle, Green Iguana and many more others.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Insider Tips

  • Parking at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is free for all visitors
  • There are some breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier and Puget Sound visible from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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