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Category: Point Defiance

May
8th

Kali the tiger cub, touchable stingrays, Capt. Adventure: A lot to do at the Zoo this weekend

This is a going to be a great weekend to visit the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. At least on Saturday. Sunday’s weather is looking a little iffy.

The Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater opens for the season with “Captain Adventure,” those colorful birds Budgie Buddies are back in their outdoor enclosure and the ZOOM zip line/challenge course will be up and operating. And don’t forget the new touchable stingray exhibit and Sumatran tiger cub, Kali.

Bonus: In honor of Mother’s Day (Sunday) all moms receive half off general admission prices (on Saturday).

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May
8th

Moms and more at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium this weekend

Moms get half-price admission to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium on Saturday, May 12. But that’s only one reason to head up to the park.

The weekend features the summer kickoff of a new Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater Show and Radio Disney will be on site Saturday.

Here’s more from the press release:

Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater opens its brand new 2012 show with superheroes (and a villain) of its own. Captain Adventure, Dr. Do-Nothing and Herald the Wonder Dog star in a fascinating show about getting out and enjoying nature, and they get plenty of help from birds that

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Oct.
12th

Fort Nisqually goes to the ghosts

Celebrate Halloween like they did in the days before scary movies: listening to ghost stories around a bonfire.

The Fort Nisqually Foundation is putting on “Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen,” 7-9 p.m October 28 and 29. Participants will follow a trail of glowing jack-o-lanterns to a bonfire in the meadow beyond the fort’s walls. The evening begins with gentler tales appropriate for all ages. After a break for complimentary cider and cookies the stories will get increasingly scarier.

Organizers remind you to dress accordingly and to bring chairs or blankets but not bring umbrellas. Seating begins at 6:30

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Aug.
27th

These cats don’t get stuck in trees: Point D. zoo opens clouded leopard exhibit this weekend

This weekend is your chance to see the rare – and fascinating – clouded leopards in their new digs at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. The zoo is marking the opening of its new $1 million Cats of Canopy exhibit Saturday and Sunday.

Among the six cats on display will be the two new cubs Taji and Sumalee, whose arrival this summer surprised and delighted zoo staff and the public. More about the exhibit below and on the zoo’s website.

Watch endangered clouded leopards leap and climb in Point Defiance Zoo’s new exhibit
Zoo opens $1

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