Blue Zoo

Blue Zoo, Spokane: Hours, Address, Blue Zoo Reviews: 4/5

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Looking for fun things to do in Spokane? Blue Zoo! Our mission is to educate and inspire in a fun, hands-on environment! See jellyfish, clownfish, seahorses, an octopus and sharks! Touch and feed stingray, birds and lizards! Enjoy a 24 foot pirate ship and 2 water tables. Looking for fun things to do in Spokane? We’re More Than an Aquarium, More Than a Zoo! Attractions include: Stingray Touch Pool Starfish Touch Tank Touch and Feed Bird Room Touch and Feed Lizard Center Predator Tank Reef Tank The beautiful Fish Only Tank Clownfish Tank Giant River Tank Mermaid Meet and Greet Pirate Show Shark Tank Fresh Water Center including: Discus, Axolotl and Archerfish Located at Northtown Mall
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,300 contributions
Small Aquarium for Small Kids
Jul 2021
I read a lot of negative reviews but since there was so little to do in Spokane, we still decided to come here anyway. We really enjoyed the experience but I honestly was so focused on making sure my toddling toddlers didn't fall down that I didn't pay too much attention to the actual animals.

Blue Zoo is in a shopping mall. There were very few parking spots left but yet, the mall seemed to be empty. I have no idea where all the people who were parked in the mall parking lot were at!

As with most petting aquariums, the height of the exhibit combined with the depth of the water is never sufficient for kids. We paid for some shrimp to feed the stingrays but the kids didn't understand how to feed them and couldn't reach the stingrays.

When we arrived, there was a mermaid reading a story to the kids. Again, my kids didn't care but it was nice to see. I have no idea if there's a schedule for that. My kids really enjoyed splashing at the water table. We went inside the bird part and it was really cool to interact with the birds but they let way too many people in for such a small space (especially during Covid). Some of the fish exhibits had these large steps so you could better see the fish - my son really liked that!

I was in the bathroom (quite a walk from Blue Zoo) when my husband paid so I'm not sure how much it was but considering the size, it was probably too much. But we also had small kids that really couldn't do too much there. I would say 3-10 is probably a great age range.
Written August 30, 2021
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Tim_Debbie
Spokane, WA26 contributions
Boring.
Jun 2021 • Family
My 7 year old granddaughter was quite bored. The one interesting area was “petting” the stingrays. Honestly, it was a waste of money.
Written June 25, 2021
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Katie
1 contribution
Horrible mistreatment of animals. Do not visit!
Oct 2020
My son and I visited Blue Zoo and was horrified at the treatment of the fish and reptiles there. The tortoise was clearly under a significant amount of stress to the point that it was banging its head and shell against a wall, desperately trying to get out of the enclosure. Kids were running all of the place, banging on aquariums, and screaming. The place was totally out of control and negatively impacting the vulnerable animals there. Clearly, quality of life for the fish, reptiles, and birds were low priority because cold blooded animals and fish are excluded from protections under the Animal Welfare Act.

DO NOT VISIT THIS ZOO. I learned that by purchasing a ticket or becoming a pass holder, you are directly contributing the the mistreatment of animals.

Additionally, the place was PACKED with people and mask laws were not enforced despite the city's increase in COVID rates. I sent a complaint to Blue Zoom about my experience and have not received a response.

DO NOT VISIT THIS ZOO.
Written October 13, 2020
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Chloe H
Mount Vernon, WA7 contributions
Amazing!
Aug 2020 • Family
We stopped here on our way back from silverwood and it was great! My 4 and 7 year old loved the sting ray and bird exhibit! We got there just in time for the shark feeding as well. Definitely recommend for kids of all ages
Written August 27, 2020
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Chloe, thank you for reviewing Blue Zoo! We greatly appreciate it! We're so thankful that we're you're go to for family fun in Spokane! We hope to see you again when you're looking for fun things to do!
Written August 28, 2020
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Shanna A
1 contribution
Wonderful Aquarium experience
Aug 2019
I have visited Blue Zoo a few times now and I still love it. The bat rays are so friendly and love to be petted. They are very soft to the touch and are just outright cool. I love the darker room with the different fish tanks as it is very peaceful to watch the different fish. The octopus is really cool and has gotten bigger each time I have gone. The Aviary has so many birds and they will just land on you. One even started taking a nap on my arm and others made a bird huddle on and around my foot. It was amazing! Blue Zoo keeps improving and adding more animals every time I go. I love this place and will continue to be a Season Ticket holder and will go back whenever I can. It is a small Aquarium but in a city without anything of it's kind I absolutely love it. I hope in time they expand and get bigger!
Written March 1, 2020
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Shanna, thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad that when you're looking for fun things to do in Spokane, you choose us! We look forward to seeing you often on your annual pass!
Written March 3, 2020
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Margie Ludemann
Crescent City, CA1 contribution
Great learning experience for the kids
Sep 2019
All the hands on things to do with the kids - feeding birds, sting rays petting some of the animals and getting to put your hand in the tank to hold a starfish - the kids and yes the adults also had a great time.
The staff is awesome. The will take the time to explain or reassure that its ok to let the sting ray eat out of your hand.
Written February 10, 2020
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Margie, thank you for sharing your experience. We're so glad that, when you're looking for fun things to do in Spokane, that you've chosen us!
Written February 11, 2020
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Aimee S
2 contributions
We love the Blue Zoo
Feb 2020 • Family
The Blue Zoo is such an enjoyable experience! It is a small place, so don't expect it to be massive. Even still, we can spend several hours there petting the manta rays and enjoying all of the gorgeous sea life! We are so excited to have a place like this in Spokane!
Written February 10, 2020
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Aimee, thank you for your kind words! We're so glad that you've shared family time with us!
Written February 11, 2020
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Mrs. Madrid
1 contribution
Fun day at the zoo
Oct 2019 • Family
My little loves seeing the different water animals, the bird cage and loves the water tables! Fun place to visit!
Written February 10, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate that, when you're looking for fun things to do in Spokane, that you've chosen us!
Written February 11, 2020
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JanetNewton
Spokane Valley, WA50 contributions
Winter Escape
Jan 2020 • Family
Blue Zoo offers a good variety of experiences for a small aquarium. I have a year pass with my grandchildren. Although many of the fish are small at this point, they will grow. My kids love to touch the creatures in the small tanks, they love high fiving the Ray's, they like being nibbled by the skin cleaning fish, the water tables and play area are a big hit, and they LOVE the bird room. I like that the animals are protected by staff and that washing stations keep our hands and the tanks clean. It's a wonderful experience anytime, but an especially good escape in the dreary winter months.
Written February 10, 2020
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Janet, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad that you can enjoy family time with the grands, with us!
Written February 11, 2020
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Dtidwell
2 contributions
Our trip to BLUEZOO
Sep 2019 • Family
***** Our trip to BLUEZOO was a amazing experience. My children ages 7-14 loved the hands on opportunity and I really enjoyed the staff knowledge. I love the FB page and the contests. I will definently be recommending to anyone. It is great for all ages! Thank you for the experience it was so much fun for the whole family.
Written February 10, 2020
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Thank you for sharing such kind words! We're thankful that when you're looking for fun things to do for family time, that you've chosen us!
Written February 11, 2020
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Blue Zoo is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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