Public Aquariums

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Location:

5400 North Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA map

(253)591.5337

Directions:

Parking is FREE!

From Interstate 5
Take Exit 132 (Highway 16 West). Exit at 6th Avenue (exit #3) and turn left. Take the next right on to Pearl Street. Follow Pearl Street into Point Defiance Park. Directional signs will lead you to the Zoo parking lots.

Alternate Park Entrance
You can enter the park and easily reach the Zoo using the Mildred Street Entrance. Follow Pearl Street northbound as directed above. Turn left on North 51st Street and drive to Mildred Street. Turn right on Mildred, follow Mildred into the park. Once in the park, follow signs to the Zoo's parking lots, which will be on the left.

Website:

www.pdza.org

Description:

Located with the Zoo, this aquarium features exhibits of both the South Pacific and the North Pacific. The South Pacific features brightly colored fish, eels and dozens of sharks. The North Pacific highlights the sea life found within Puget Sound, including many fascinating creatures.

Price:

Adults (ages 13-64) $17.95
Seniors (ages 65 & older) $16.95
Youth (ages 5-12) $13.95
Tots (3 & 4) $9.95
Children ages 2 and under Free

Discounts for buying tickets online and for Pierce Co residents and Military

Hours:

January 1 - February 28: Thurs-Mon 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tues & Wed. closed

March 1 - April 21:
9:30 am - 4 pm daily

April 22 - May 19:
9:30 am - 5 pm daily

May 20 - July 27:
9:30 am - 6 pm daily

July 28: Early Closure for Zoobilee
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

July 29 - September 4:
9:00 am - 6 pm daily

September 5 - September 24:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

September 25 - October 31:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm daily

November 1 - December 15:
Thurs-Mon 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Tues & Wed.
Closed November 23 (Thanksgiving)

December 16 - January 1:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm daily
Closed December 25

Zoolights 2017: November 24 - January 1
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm nightly
(Closed Dec 24)
Zoolights is open Dec 25, Dec 31 and Jan 1

Plan Your Trip:

While this fun park is a combined zoo and aquarium, please note that strollers are not allowed in the two aquariums.