Animal Enrichment

Encouraging Play & Good Health! Over 10,000 enrichment items were used this year at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Those items can range from throwing a meatball to providing toys in the exhibit that encourage natural animal behavior. Being able to provide these enriching items to the animals plays a vital part in their animal […]

Learn More About Tiger Conservation

It is no secret that tigers around the world are facing extinction at an alarming rate. According to the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, as of August 2021, 97% of the wild tiger population has waned, leaving less than 4,000 tigers in the wild. Conservation efforts worldwide are rallying to the big cat’s side, but […]

A Friendly Reminder For You and Your Neighbors

It’s no secret that wildlands and spaces are being reduced at rapid rates around the world. According to The Conservation, just 23% of the land worldwide is deemed wild or unharmed from human life and industry impacts. And that does not include Antarctica. Many remain hopeful that the dwindling wilderness can be saved, but it […]

Our Kiosk is Open!

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Members’ Night 6/16/22 If you missed us at the last PDZA Members Access Night, don’t worry, we will have our newly painted kiosk open on the next two – July 21st & August 18th 6PM-7PM. Stop by to say Hi, learn more about who we are, and how we provide […]

Limited Tickets Available for Dive-In Under The Sea Event

On July 15, 2022, join us for a summer night including an aquatic experience like no other with an outdoor gourmet dinner and live auction. You will get to see first-hand how we care for our aquariums and meet the crew who take diligent care of our aquatic life. All while enjoying cocktails, appetizers and […]

Our First in Person Event of 2022

On June 10th The Zoo Society hosted our first child oriented fundraiser, Mocktails with the Keepers! Despite the rainy Friday evening over 100 people threw on their rain jackets to enjoy a family friendly night of fun. From Dippin’ Dots to Carousel rides and everything in between, it was hard not to smile the whole […]

A Field trip to the Zoo: The first visit for many local students

__ “It’s a beautiful day!” said Roosevelt Elementary kindergarten teacher Melissa Pick. After a spring downpour the day before, teachers, chaperones, and the 114 students alike were delighted for a sunny, dry day for a field trip to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Plus, it was the first visit to the zoo for many of […]

Mocktails with the Keepers

Kick off the summer as a family by loading up the car and joining as at Point Defiance Zoo for a family-friendly event! Friday, June 10th we are hosting our first ever Mocktails with the Keepers. Support animal enrichment as you learn from the keepers who care for the animals in the Kids Zone, Animal […]