When in the Pacific Northwest, especially the Puget South Sound area, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is one of the cool places to see and this is the only zoo and aquarium combined in this area as well. We love going there and now that the kids are growing and curious with different animals and wildlife, this is a good place for them to be educated. Last summer we were there and we are planning to go back there again soon when the weather gets warmer. This past Christmas we were not able to witness their yearly Zoolights event. I love their mission and vision, which is to foster harmonious relation with people and wildlife here on earth and with that they are determined to protect and conserve wildlife.
Facade of the of the zoo and aquarium as it sits overlooking the Puget sound and offers an amazing view of Mt. Rainier and Olympic mountains.
The excited zoo goers sitting on the wood sculpture of mama bear and baby bear.
The Animal Avenue inside for the kids to play with and also learn different animals.