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Polar Bear Birthday Bash

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Astra and Laerke are turning 3! Join us in celebrating their birthday all weekend long!

A birthday "cake" created with the twins' favorite undersea (and land) treats! Watch as Astra and Laerke dig into this special dessert.

The twin polar bear cubs came to Point Defiance Zoo earlier this year. Since then, they've shown us their distinct personalities and favorite ways to play. Learn more about their story!


9am - 3pm:    Awesome Adaptations - Examine the paws, teeth, and claws of a polar bear to discover how well adapted they are for their frozen Arctic home.

9am - 3pm:    Fun with Fur – Explore fur from Arctic animals and find out how each is uniquely suited to help the animal survive.

9am - 3pm:    Leave a Birthday Message – Sign our giant birthday card for Astra & Laerke!

9am - 3pm:    Zoo Toy Bin - Help the keepers put away the animals’ toys. Match the toys to the animal that plays with it.

9am - 3pm:    Snap a Selfie - with our Paws Up for Polar Bears photo op!

11:30am:    Keeper Chat - Learn about the exceptional care our polar bears receive, and watch them enjoy their "birthday cake!"

Event Details

  • When

    No upcoming dates scheduled
  • Price

    Included with regular admission ($16-$22 online; ages 2 and under free, increased price at gate) or membership
  • Recommended Ages

    All ages
  • Venue

    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

    5400 N Pearl St
    Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
    United States