Botanical Garden Tour


Cacti. Bamboo. Leaves, trunks, flowers. Did you know the Zoo is also a botanical garden, home to hundreds of varieties of plants from decorative to functional? Zookeepers use some of the plant growth, such as banana leaves and bamboo shoots, as food or skill-building tools for the animals. The plants also create a stunning botanical paradise.

Take a botanical garden tour with our horticulturalist Bryon Jones and be awed by the power of plants at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

When: 10 am on the first Sunday of every month

Where: Meet at Pacific Rim Plaza, just inside Zoo front gate

Cost: Free with admission or membership

  • Sunday, May. 7 - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024
  • Location: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: Free with zoo admission
Botanical Garden Tour
  • May 7, 2023 to August 5, 2024
  • Point Defiance Zoo + Aquarium
  • Free with zoo admission
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday