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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Discounts

Meet keepers in the Arctic Tundra, spot a siamang in the Asian Forest Sanctuary, and attend a wild holiday event with your BECU discount. All at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Zoolights Discount

Experience the holiday tradition of Zoolights! Bring the whole family for a magical winter wonderland from Nov. 24, 2023, through Jan. 1, 2024, and save $2 off regular priced tickets. Tickets must be purchased using your BECU debit or credit card with the link below. Discount pricing will be implemented once you select your desired dates.**

Daily Admission and Annual Membership Discounts

Sea lions and tigers, and sharks, oh my! BECU is teaming up with the Northwest's only combined zoo and aquarium to offer a beast of a deal: 10% off admission tickets and annual memberships.

Tacoma's Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's 29 acres feature playgrounds and polar bears, tigers and tidal touch zones. Visitors can enjoy unique experiences, exotic habitats, and exciting seasonal events. Members can use the ticket discount for most special events at the Zoo, like Zoo Boo, Love at the Zoo and more.**

Your family can return repeatedly using single-visit and year-round zoo membership discounts. With 360 different animal species on site, there's something to see almost every day of the year.

BECU members score the following at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium:

  • 10% discount on each walk-up daily admission tickets.*
  • 10% off annual memberships.*

Request the BECU discount and show your BECU Credit/Debit card in person, at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium ticket window to redeem your discount today or at an upcoming event.


5400 North Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407

*To redeem this discount, members must request the BECU discount and show the BECU credit/debit card. Offer good for walk-up, in-person tickets only. Discount will not be honored if requirements are not followed. BECU is not responsible for changed or canceled events.

**BECU is not responsible for canceled events, changes to scheduled events, or ticket refunds. Zoolights tickets are not available for sale in person at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and you must use your BECU Debit or Credit Card to purchase. This discount cannot be combined with other discounts or reduced prices. Tax included in tickets prices.

***NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The promoter and sponsor of the contest is BECU, PO Box 97050, Seattle, WA 98124-9750. Official rules are displayed at: You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. You need not be present to win. All BECU employees, Board members, Supervisory Committee members and their families are ineligible. Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. The winner will be notified by telephone or email.