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We Generate Community Support & Fundraising For Animal Care, Education, & Conservation At
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

$100 covers annual vaccines for penguin chicks

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$250 feeds all our sharks for a day

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$500 purchases a heavy duty enrichment toy for our polar bear

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$1,000 feeds our elephant for one week

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All donations help. Will you consider giving today?

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$100 covers annual vaccines for penguin chicks

$250 feeds all our sharks for a day

$500 purchases a heavy duty enrichment toy for our polar bear

$1,000 feeds our elephant for one week

All donations help. Will you consider giving today?






Pave the Way - Customize a Brick at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Pave the Way - Customize a Brick at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Bricks with the names of donors engraved on them can be seen installed in a sidewalk at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

Give the Gift of the Wild!

Shop Our Holiday Adopt Special

A Full Size Plush
Species Fact Sheet
Adoption Certificate
2 Society Face Masks
A Surprise Mini Plush!

Two facemasks, gift package decorative image, and a picture of the plush adoption set

What We Support

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Animal Care

We Support the Needs of All of Our Animal Ambassadors at the Zoo & Aquarium

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We Support Species Survival Plans, Environmental, and Conservation Initiatives

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We Support Programs That Connect the Community with Nature and Animals

Ways To Give

Your contributions, whether they be financial, your time, or your influence, all directly impact the animals and their keepers at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. You are part of a movement that keeps the Zoo alive.

Connect With Us

Follow us for the cute animals and impact, but stay for the journey.

📢 The Online Auction is LIVE!!! 📢

Here is a look into one of the exciting experiences that is up for grabs. 


Get up close to the Kraken as they play the New York Islanders on Tuesday, January  4, 2022 at Climate Pledge Arena. These seats have great views of all the action.

Start bidding on your favorites today. 🔗 Registration Link in bio.
Tomorrow is the day! Our annual HoliZooDay Online Auction begins and will run through Dec 5. Don't miss out, register today at the link in our bio.
Our Annual HoliZooDay Online Auction is 5 days away! This year's auction will run from Nov 24 - Dec 5. Stay tuned over the next few weeks to get a sneak peek at some of our exciting items and packages. You won't want to miss it!
Happy Halloween! 🍬🎃👻 Who is getting dressed up today?

Be sure to tag us in all of your wonderful animal costumes!
Ruthann, our fearless leader is one-of-a-kind. She's spunky and fun and an all-around pleasure to have around.

She's the driving force in all we do and wouldn't be where we are without her.

Who knows Ruthann ✋?
Ever thought about joining a board? Do you love the Zoo? 

The Zoo Society is reaching out to our community looking for individuals with a passion for animals and conservation that can work together to make a difference for @ptdefiancezoo.

Interested? Inquire at Please send statement of interest and resume.
It's Reptile Awareness Day! Did you know that there are more than 10,000 species of reptiles? Today celebrates the wide varieties, their habitats and how we can benefit from reptiles, too. 

What is your favorite reptile to visit at PDZA? 

We are so saddened by the news of Kirana's passing. She was born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium October 8, 2014. Ever since then, her poised and confident attitude have provided so many with joyous moments. The entire staff at PDZA are in our thoughts as they navigate this heartbreaking time.
It’s World Animal Day! Here at The Zoo Society, we support animal care, conservation, and education. But what does that all mean?

🐯It means we support the needs of all of our animal ambassadors at the Zoo & Aquarium
🌲It means we support species survival plans, environmental, and conservation initiatives
📚It means we support programs that connect the community with nature and animals

You can join us in our efforts, too. Check out our website to discover the multiple ways YOU can make an impact at the link in our bio.
We thrilled to announce that the Cocktails with the Curators Happy Hour with Red Wolves is SOLD OUT!
This month's Cocktails with the Curators is only two weeks away! 😍 Join us on October 16th for an evening of fun, great sips, and bites to support the Dr. Holly Reed Wildlife Conservation Fund. Tickets are limited, purchase yours today at the link in our bio! 🎟
Thank you to one of our partners, Columbia Bank for all you do in our community and the support you've given to us. We appreciate your decision to make an impact in animal care and conservation more than you know.

Who else has been thinking about becoming a Partner?

Learn more at the link in our bio.

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