Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is located in Tacoma, Washington. The zoo and aquarium are near the Tacoma Nature Center. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is home to over 9,000 animals and sea creatures combined and is sure to offer guests an amazing experience.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium sits on 29 acres of land which enables the attraction to provide visitors with a wide array of things to see and do. The Zoo offers exhibits that reflect their theme of ecosystems from the Pacific rim which includes Southeast Asia, The Pacific Northwest, the tundra, and aquatic areas. The zoo is home to a huge array of animals that include Sumatran tigers, Malayan tigers, Indian crested porcupines, Asian elephants, seals, walruses, otters, tufted puffins, reindeer, foxes, polar bears, and hundreds more. The area is home to numerous events throughout the year including winter camps and polar bear birthday parties, and zoo after dark. In order to help preserve animals and their environments, the zoo offers educational programs for kids and adults alike. They also enjoy hosting school field trips.
The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is a wonderful stop for adults and kids alike. Witnessing the amazing creatures in their daily lives while learning about them is something everyone should enjoy. The aquarium offers both beautiful and amazing fish on display that are sure to delight both young and old. If you are in the area, this zoo and aquarium combo are the perfect stop to spend a perfect day.