Exciting news! The Point Defiance Zoo is set to reopen!
Many of you in and near Tacoma have been asking whether the zoo is open and when it will be, so this is exciting!
When will the zoo open?
The first open days, the 15th-17th, will be for members only. Everyone, including members, is required to purchase a timed entry ticket online, in advance. There will be times open to all beginning June 18th. You can purchase tickets beginning June 10th.
What will the reopened zoo be like?
From their site:
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is reopening June 18 with a new outdoor, one-way Zoo experience that keeps everyone safe. Come connect with wildlife, and feel the wonder all over again.
A lot of things have changed – so read carefully to know what to bring and expect. Then get your timed online ticket. We’re excited to see you!
Tickets will be available June 10th, and I do think they will go FAST, so be ready.
Note that this zoo experience is going to be different. You will only be able to walk in one direction, and indoor attractions, like the aquarium, remain close. There will also be no rentals of wheelchairs, scooters, or strollers; no water fountains, and no cash purchase. You’ll want to read up on all of that and the rest of the scoop before you go. You can do that here.