Discounted tickets are now available online at www.pdza.org. They’ll go on sale Thursday at all Puget Sound area Fred Meyer stores.
Zoolights crews began installing more than half-a-million energy-efficient LED lights around zoo grounds at the beginning of October. Many longtime favorites, like the iconic green-and-purple Flame Tree and the twin Tacoma Narrows bridges are back. And there’s a huge new display: A 100-foot Giant Pacific Octopus atop the North Pacific Aquarium.
In addition, the very popular Scuba-diving Santa will make a return visit to Zoolights this year. He’ll be in the aquarium, swimming with sharks, every Tuesday and Wednesday night [except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1] during the Zoolights run.
There will be camel and carousel rides, and the zoo’s two tiger cubs, Berani and Dumai, will be on exhibit.
Discounted tickets are available online now: $7.25 per person general admission. The price for zoo members is $4.25 per person. Discounted general admission tickets, also $7.25 per person, will go on sale at all Puget Sound area Fred Meyer stores beginning Thursday.
At-the-gate general admission tickets will cost $8.50 per person. There is no admission charge for children 2 and under. Parking is free.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the Northwest’s only combined zoo and aquarium, promotes responsible stewardship of the world’s resources through education, conservation, research and recreational opportunities. The zoo, a division of Metro Parks Tacoma, is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums [AZA] and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums [AMMPA].