On a recent trip to Seattle, Washington, we decided to make a pit stop at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium located in Tacoma. The zoo is easy to find, although be prepared for traffic in the Tacoma area. We arrived fairly early in the day, and by the time we left right after lunch, there were people parked up and down the roads. I recommend getting there early if possible, to save yourself the hassle of having to park far.
We paid for our tickets and began exploring. We decided to check out the aquarium portion first, as there were some new exhibits that had been added recently. How beautiful are these jellyfish!
After checking out the aquarium, we made our way to the animal exhibits. We were able to see some wolves close up at this exhibit.
The bird exhibit was really neat. You can buy bird seed on a stick, so the birds come to you and sit on the sticks to eat. We love being able to find interactive experiences that really engage the kids.
We had a nice day at Point Defiance, wandering between exhibits. We went in late August, and the weather was very nice there.
Point Defiance is very kid-friendly, with restrooms, water bottle filling stations, strollers for rent, places to eat, etc.
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We are hoping to go near here sometime in the future. We will have to try to make it to the Point Defiance Zoo!
This looks like so much fun for the whole family! The bird exhibit seems really cool!
Looks like you had a wonderful time. I really enjoy the Aquarium
I absolutely love visiting different zoos with my family. This looks like a great one!
I love visiting the zoo, such a fun experience for the whole family!
this looks really fun its time to get my boys back to the zoo it has been a couple years
Wow! This is such a wonderful experience. I think my kids would enjoy being up close with the birds. Good thing they’re offering the birdseed on a stick. It is an awesome and memorable way to engage the kids.
I love visiting aquariums and zoos and this looks amazing! I am loving all of the pics and if I get over there I will make sure to see this place 🙂 The jellyfish pic is my fave 🙂
I have never been to Washington state or the West Coast. I hope to one day make my way out there. The kids and I do love zoos so we would definitely check this out.