Updated for 2017
Northwest Trek and the Point Defiance Zoo are running a great special this month!
Bring in a canned food donation and get half-off admission! Discounts to both of these spot are really rare, so this is a great opportunity, especially for those of you who can’t swing a membership right now. Here are the full details!
Bring two or more canned or non-perishable food items per person, and get half off general admission from Nov. 3-19.
The food drive by the sister zoos will benefit Pierce County’s non-profit Emergency Food Network, and you’re encouraged to bring in shelf-stable, needed items such as tuna and peanut butter.
Last year the drive – which also runs at our sister zooPoint Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – raised a whopping 3,691 pounds of food. That’s enough to feed eight families of four three meals a day for a whole month.
The special offer applies to adults and children.
Northwest Trek is open to visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through Sundays at this time of year.
November hours at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
If you’re new to the area, or just new to the zoo, we have a post with our best tips for zoo going here. We usually recommend investing in an annual pass unless you’re a City of Tacoma resident, and you can go on monthly free days. But, this offer is a great chance if the pass isn’t in your budget right now.
I’ll personally be using this offer to take my boys to Northwest Trek.
Trek is a unique place where animals live in natural environments, including a 435 acre free roaming area that you go through on a tram. You’ll see bison, elk, bighorn sheep, and more. It’s definitely a Northwest spot you need to take the kids to at least once!
Both the zoo and Trek do have some indoor areas, and the tram ride at Trek is heated. I would bring layers and maybe a change of socks and some cocoa if you hit either spot on a dreary day. Be sure to share this great offer and make a plan with some pals!
Fine print: The Help Out for Half Off promotion may not be combined with any other discounts or coupons and applies only to general admission prices.