Are you looking for the best deal around for Tacoma kid fun? Free days at the Point Defiance Zoo are definitely one of the best deals I know about!
Yep, if you’ve got a physical address in Tacoma, you get monthly free days as a thank you for a bond that helped expand the zoo, and one of your zoo free days is coming right up!
Here are all the free days for 2018! You do need proof of residence, such as a utility bill, and your photo id. You can read more at the zoo site here or check below and mark your calendar.
Free Days at the Zoo For City of Tacoma Residents 2018
Saturday, January 6
Saturday, January 27
Thursday, February 1
Thursday, February 22
Sunday, March 11
Wednesday, March 21
Wednesday, April 11
Wednesday, September 19
Thursday, September 27
Wednesday, October 10
Sunday, October 28
Sunday, November 4
Proof Of Residency Requirements for the Zoo Free Days
Adults 18+ are required to provide proof of residency at a Tacoma address (not a P.O. box).
If your photo ID does not have a physical Tacoma address, you will be required to provide an alternative method of documentation, such as a photo ID with a utility bill (or other legal document that lists a Tacoma address) that matches the name on the photo ID.
Each adult living at that address must provide an alternative method of proof of residency if their ID does not have a Tacoma address. Children age 17 and younger do not require proof of residence.
Don’t Live in Tacoma?
Don’t live in Tacoma? We recommend investing in an annual pass. It’s a big chunk of change, but it does pay for itself quickly. We have more on that and all our other best zoo going tips in our guide to the Point Defiance Zoo here. If you’re a regular check it out, and see if we missed anything!
Btw, the zoo can be a surprisingly fun outing in rain and cold weather; there are several indoor exhibits, including the tropical aquarium area, which is a great break! Do note winter hours are a bit different.