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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Now Fully Open

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For the first time in over a year, experiences such as feeding goats, touching sea anemones, riding the antique carousel and watching keepers train animals will be fully available and open. In addition, both aquariums will be fully open with no capacity limits.

Here’s a summary of what’s newly re-opened or expanded:

·       Summer hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (including July 4 and Sept. 6)

·       Goat feeding open daily

·       Tidal Touch Zone in Pacific Seas Aquarium open daily

·       Paul Titus antique carousel open daily ($1.50 member/$2 general)

·       All seats open at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater for daily keeper training demos

·       Playground and splash pad fully open

·       Members no longer require online tickets; Member Express opens at front gate

·       Timed online tickets continue for non-members with expanded capacity

·       Face coverings are required for non-vaccinated guests aged 5 and over and encouraged for fully vaccinated guests

Keeper Chats and Animal Encounters will still happen at unscheduled times throughout the zoo. Stingray Cove will be open for touching for limited hours each day while the stingrays become re-accustomed to guests. Budgie Buddies will remain closed. The zoo will also begin booking private events, and staff and volunteers will be roaming zoo grounds to answer questions and offer animal tips.

Special events are also restarting, with the summer calendar including Pride (July 10-11), Sharks & Rays! (July 17-18), World Tiger Weekend (July 31-Aug. 1) and Members’ Access Nights (July 8, Aug. 12 & 26, and Sept. 9).

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