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“Very Nice Zoo.”

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Ranked #5 of 82 things to do in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Treat your family to a special day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Where else can you see seahorses and sharks, peacocks and penguins, wolves and walrus, all in one place? The 29-acre Zoo is large enough to offer an awesome array of animals yet small enough to let you get really close to them. Our keepers often roam the grounds, taking animals on strolls so you can see them up close. Who knows? You might run into a lynx on your way to see the polar bears! Be sure to visit Kids Zone. This fanciful exhibit engages children in active learning through play. The focus is on fun, movement and learning what animals need to thrive.The breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains are free - and so is the parking. So what are you waiting for? Bring your family to see ours. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is open at 9:30 a.m. daily. Closing times vary. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is just minutes off of I-5 in beautiful Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA.
Reviewed May 30, 2013

The family and I enjoyed this zoo and decided season pass was well worth it. There's little things that we just loved about it. Peacocks that are randomly walking around, the lemurs in the childrens play place, picnic areas and volunteers that are kid friendly. Awesome experience here.

Thank Kidcablasian
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I love zoo lights. Plus seeing the polar bears come up to the glass is a fantasic sight. The Leamers are also very fun to watch!

Thank Susan D
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Point Defiance is a hidden gem, in that it's an urban park on something like 29 acres of old growth forest. The aquarium and zoo are very well done. See this place at Zoolights around xmas time.

Thank Sean M
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Our family goes often to the zoo & aquarium It is great The food is the typical fast food It is just there and available

Thank madmaddie
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is a great zoo but I've only had the pleasure of going once. The animals are kept in good, clean conditions and don't look like they're treated poorly plus the zoo is kept up and is very professionally staffed.

Thank Jason M
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