Love at the Zoo

Upcoming Activities

Valentines 5K

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020
8:00 am
Ruston Way
Feb 8, 2020 8 am   Let’s run away together! Bring your Valentine for an easy flat out-and-back along Ruston Way. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Check…

Love at the Zoo

Feb 15-16; 9:30 am-4 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Love at the Zoo February 15 & 16, 2020 9:30 am-4 pm Feel the love as Zoo animals enjoy heart-shaped treats and special enrichments. Free with admission. Learn More…

St. Patrick’s Day 5K – Race and T-shirt

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
9:00 am
Titlow Park & Lodge
Get your Irish Jig on and join us on this lovely 5k around the trails of Titlow. The race is Chip-timed and dogs are welcome!…

St. Patrick’s Day 5K – Race Only

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
9:00 am
Titlow Park & Lodge
**This registration is for the run ONLY. There is no swag or gear included in this registration.** Get your Irish Jig on and join us on this lovely 5k around the trails of Tit…

St. Patrick’s Day at the Zoo

Sunday, Mar 15, 2020
9:30 am
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
March 15, 2020 9:30 am-4 pm Watch animals enjoy “lucky” green or gold treats in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Free with Zoo admission Learn More…

Half-Price Moms’ Day at the Zoo

Saturday, May 9, 2020
9:30 am
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
May 9, 2020 9:30 am-6 pm Bring your mom to the Zoo for a special day jam-packed with new experiences on Saturday, May 9. All moms will receive half-off general admission (fron…

Half-Price Dads’ Day at the Zoo

Sunday, Jun 21, 2020
9:30 am
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
June 21, 2020 9:30 am-6 pm All dads get half-off general admission on this special day. Learn More…

Candlelight Tour

Oct 2 & 3; 7-9 pm
Fort Nisqually
Oct 2-3, 2020 7-9 pm Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests eavesdrop as more tha…

Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp

Oct 10-11; 9:30 am-3 pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Oct 10-11, 2020 9:30 am-3 pm Enjoy a day that’s certain to be a “smashing” success as animals throughout Northwest Trek Wildlife Park receive special pumpkin…

Hoot ‘n’ Howl

Oct 16, 17, 23, 24; 5-9 pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Oct 16, 17, 23, 24 5-9 pm Come in costume, take a nighttime tram ride through the Free-Roaming Area, play games and go trick-or-treating during the spookiest event of the year…

Zoo Boo

Oct 17-18; 9:30 am-4 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Oct 17-18, 2020 9:30 am-4 pm Go Boo at the Zoo! Come in costume for a weekend featuring fall-themed decorations around the grounds and special treats for the animals. Free wit…

Veterans’ Appreciation Day at the Zoo

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020
9:30 am
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
November 11, 2020 9:30 am-4 pm All men and women who are serving or have honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces will be admitted free to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium o…

Veterans’ Appreciation Day at Northwest Trek

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020
9:30 am
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
November 11, 2020 9:30 am-3 pm All men and women who are serving or have honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces will be admitted free to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park on Nov…

Norpoint Turkey Trot 5K – Race and T-shirt

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma’s original and largest Turkey Trot! The event is stuffed with holiday activities and features a 5k run,…

Norpoint Turkey Trot 2mi – Race and T-shirt

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma’s original and largest Turkey Trot! The event is stuffed with holiday activities and features a 5k run,…

Norpoint Turkey Trot Kids Run – Race and T-shirt

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma’s original and largest Turkey Trot! The event is stuffed with holiday activities and features a 5k run,…

Norpoint Turkey Trot 2mi – Race Only

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
**This registration is for the run ONLY. There is no swag or gear included in this registration.** Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma’s or…

Norpoint Turkey Trot 5K – Race Only

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
**This registration is for the run ONLY. There is no swag or gear included in this registration.** Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma’s or…

Zoolights

Nov 27-Jan 3; 5-9 pm (closed Dec. 24)
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
November 27, 2020-January 3, 2021 Closed Dec. 24 5-9 pm Over 700,000 sparkling, energy-efficient LEDs transform Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium into a winter wonderland wher…

Christmas Regale

Saturday, Dec 5, 2020
11:00 am
Fort Nisqually
Christmas Regale December 5, 2020 11 am-4 pm Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living…

Jingle Bell 5K – Race 1 – Race and T-shirt

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020
8:30 am
Wright Park
Come enjoy a much-deserved break while the kids burn off energy atthe Jingle Bell Run. This holiday event is a family favorite and a great way to spend active time outdoors du…

Jingle Bell 5K – Race 2 – Race and T-shirt

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020
10:30 am
Wright Park
Come enjoy a much-deserved break while the kids burn off energy atthe Jingle Bell Run. This holiday event is a family favorite and a great way to spend active time outdoors du…

Winter Wildland

Dec 26-27; 9:30 am-3 pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Dec 26-27, 2020 9:30 am-3 pm Take a Winter Break at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and see animals enjoy treats specially prepared for them to enjoy the season. Free with admiss…