Sept. 17, 2019: U.S. military veterans are invited to enjoy the splendor of Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and the wonder of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium at no charge on Nov. 9, 10 and 11. Veterans’ immediate family members will receive half-off general admission at each zoo.
Sept. 13, 2019: Getting wild this fall is just a click away – and twice as much fun as ever. The popular Hoot ‘n’ Howl event at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park has expanded from two to four nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 18 and 19, with online tickets on sale now until five days before each event.
Aug. 28, 2019: Animals will forage for some of the same kinds of meals they would find in the wild during Feeding Frenzy at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park during Labor Day Weekend.
Aug. 13, 2019: Seniors aged 65 or older receive special half-price general admission at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park throughout the month of September. That means a ticket is just $11.50 per senior. There’s also a discount at the cafe and gift shop. Tickets must be bought in person at the front gate.
July 31, 2019: The eagles have landed at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. And no, we don’t mean space travel. Four handsome bald eagles are set to take their place in Eagle Passage, a brand-new walk-through forested habitat that opens Saturday, August 3 with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.
July 12, 2019: They’re smart, strong and full of personality – and they’re back at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Brother-and-sister wolverines Rainier and Ahma, both born at Northwest Trek, have returned home, and they will make their official public debut July 13-14 in a newly renovated, 10,800-square-foot habitat.
June 13, 2019: Eagle Passage, an immersive, inspiring walk-through habitat, is set for its Grand Opening Weekend Aug. 3-4. It will showcase these iconic American birds, and tell their conservation story from near-extinction in the continental United States half a century ago to a population numbering in the thousands today.
June 7, 2019: When veterinarian Dr. Allison Case saw Benton the black bear had a fractured upper canine and exposed root, she decided it was time for a root canal to protect his teeth.
May 13, 2019: At “Bear Tracks,” a new spring event May 17-18 at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, visitors can not only meet grizzly and black bears up close, but learn all about them in a weekend full of bear-themed fun.
May 8, 2019: Bison calves, a bighorn lamb – baby animals have arrived in the Free-Roaming Area, just in time for the Mothers’ Day weekend. See them on a Discovery Tram Tour and stay tuned for more.
April 10, 2019: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium each recently earned prestigious designation as “sensory inclusive” sites from a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness, acceptance and inclusion for people with autism and other special needs.
Mar. 3, 2019: Imagine spending an evening surrounded by the sights and scents of the forest, enjoying a gourmet dinner – and helping wildlife conservation at the same time. That’s the recipe for “Trek to the Wild Side,” a dinner and auction scheduled at 5 p.m. May 4 for the Northwest Trek Foundation.
Feb. 13, 2019: Daily openings at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park are coming this March. Plus, the popular premier Keeper Adventure Tours will soon resume at Northwest Trek, and an all-new Photo Tour program for youths is nearly ready for its debut.
Kids ‘n’ Critters rescheduled to March 9-10
Feb. 12, 2019: Kid’s ‘n’ Critters, one of the most popular events of the year at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, has been rescheduled to March 9 and 10 due to this week’s weather conditions. The annual family bargain days were originally set for President’s Day Weekend.
Jan. 8, 2019: In 2018, 820,776 guests walked through the turnstiles during 2018, the largest such total in Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s 113-year history. Coupled with the 222,294 guests who visited Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, that added up to over 1 million visitors for the sister zoos.
Jan. 6, 2019: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park near Eatonville will be closed all day today due to a wind-related power outage. The Outer Loop of Five Mile Drive in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park will be closed all day today due to trees that fell during last night’s fierce windstorm.
Dec. 18, 2018: People aren’t the only ones to receive holiday gifts at this time of year. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s creative keeper staff is as busy as Santa’s elves, creating special treats for the resident animals for the annual Winter Wildland event.
Nov. 13, 2018: A group of mountain goat kids scampered into the vast expanses of the 435-acre Free-Roaming Area at Northwest Wildlife Trek Wildlife Park Tuesday morning and began exploring their new home.
Oct. 18, 2018: U.S. military veterans are invited to enjoy the splendor of Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and the wonder of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium at no charge on Nov. 10, 11 and 12. Veterans’ immediate family members will receive half-off general admission at each zoo.
Oct. 11, 2018: Huckleberry enjoys hanging out by the pool. Hawthorne likes standing on the log over the pool. But come this weekend, they could spend more time chasing one another around and playing. On Friday, Huckleberry and Hawthorne will go on public exhibit together for the first time at Northwest Trek.