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Point Defiance Zoo + Aquarium

  • 5400 N Pearl St
  • Tacoma, WA 98407
  • (253) 404-3800
Meeting Facilities

Acclaimed zoo + aquarium featuring an elephant, tigers, muskox, hammerhead sharks, clouded leopards & more! Meeting facilities available. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is large enough to offer an awesome array of animals yet small enough to let you get really close to them. It's fun and affordable AND offers breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountains! At the only combined zoo and aquarium in the Northwest. Visit the Asian Forest Sanctuary. Eight vanishing Asian species, including tigers and primates, inhabit this mysterious, multi-acre forest. The Zoo's Asian elephant also takes refuge here.

Zookeepers give regular unscheduled talks about the animals that live at the Zoo. Experience a close encounter. Our keepers often roam the grounds, taking animals on strolls so you can see them up close. Who knows? You might run into an anteater on your way to see the sea otters!

At the new Pacific Seas Aquarium, gaze at green sea turtles, hammerhead sharks and eagle rays, plus a wealth of other warm- and cold-water creatures. 

Come for Zoolights, the annual holiday lights tradition Nov.-Jan. See website for details.

Learn about conservation. The Zoo is a national leader in captive breeding and reintroduction efforts for the endangered red wolf. We also work to help several other endangered species such as Asian elephants and clouded leopards. Enjoy these additional visitor services: picnic areas, Assisted Hearing Devices, first aid and FREE parking.

  • Unique Features Animal Encounters Venues are Zoo Displays
  • Meeting Rooms4
  • Largest Room200
  • Breakout Rooms 3
  • Classroom100
  • Banquet200
  • Theatre300
  • Reception300
  • Exhibit space1
  • Internet Capable Yes
  • Wifi Capable Yes