It's the wildest summer ever at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Explore, touch, create, and discover!
Summer Camps for All Ages
Looking for a wild adventure this summer? Read Summer Camp program descriptions to find a camp that matches the interests of your child. Perfect for budding scientists, artists, explorers, and photographers, Zoo Camps offer something for everyone!
Explore the Zoo
Day-long Discover Nature programs, geared toward children ages 8-12, focus on exploring nature and wildlife through fun and engaging activities and hands-on lessons. Choose from Junior Zookeeper, Junior Aquarist, or Treasure Hunters.
Critter Club programs, designed just for tots (ages 3-4), feature fun stories, hands-on activities, crafts, and a special animal appearance. Zoo 4 U programs, designed for children ages 5-7, will introduce your child to fun Zoo animals through activities, crafts, and animal surprises.
Zoo After Dark
Enjoy an evening of adventure with a Zoo Snooze! Explore the secret world of the Zoo after dark, dive into hands-on activities, and learn more about your favorite Zoo animals. Book privately for group events or choose a public Zoo Snooze date to meet new friends.
Are you a teen or adult interested in working with animals? See what it takes with an all-day, exclusive Career Discovery Program! Choose between Keeper for a Day and Marine Biologist for a Day.