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Fathers’ Day Gift Ideas
June 5, 2019

Dads deserve to get a bit wild every so often – and Northwest Trek is the perfect place to do it! Bring Dad out to see our bison, moose, mountain goat kids and grizzly cubs, and buy him a gift he’ll never forget.

Keeper Adventure Tour

Keeper Dave Meadows on tour
Meeting keepers like Dave Meadows is a big part of the Keeper Adventure Tour.

Hop into the Jeep with one of our keepers and get off-road in the Free-Roaming Area to see bison, elk, mountain goats and more – all close enough to sniff!

Hear stories, watch what our keepers do and take the best moose selfies ever.

Tours run 10:30am and 1pm daily through Sept. 1.


Reserve your spot now.


Zip Wild

zip wild dad and boyAt Zip Wild Deep Forest Challenge, five exhilarating zipline courses run through our breathtaking tree canopy. Soar along each zipline, then walk, climb, crawl or clamber over obstacles in between. All courses are different, but all take mental toughness and physical agility.

Grab Dad. It’s time to fly.

Open daily 9am-4pm through Sept. 3.


Book your ride now.


Photo Tour

Three elkFor Dads with cameras. If you love wildlife, you’ll love our Photo Tours, Ride through the Free-Roaming Area on a special tour tram. We roll the windows down for a clear shot, and with a maximum of 13 people, there’s even room to set up a monopod.

And our naturalist guides get you views of moose, elk, caribou and more that’ll take your breath away.


Dates, times and bookings.



Laughing dad and girl with map planGive Dad a whole year of nature, wildlife and awesome family fun. A membership to Northwest Trek gets you free park admission every day we’re open, plus discounts on tours, gift shop and cafe items and sneak peak events. You get discounted admission for friends, and discounted admission to our sister zoo, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Plus, you’ll be helping support wildlife, both here at Northwest Trek and in the wild with our conservation programs. What more could any Dad ask?


Explore membership options.


Northwest Gifts

man and childStopped by the Northwest Trek gift shop lately?

We’ve got an awesome array of wildlife and nature T-shirts, coffee travel mugs, reusable water bottles and other things that Dads just can’t do without, all themed Northwest wild.

Bring Dad out and treat him to something special he’ll always use.


Plan your visit


Dive with sharks at the Zoo

shark cage diveGive Dad the chance to dive with 16 sharks at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

At our sister zoo in Tacoma the Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive takes you down into an underwater world in the South Pacific Aquarium.

Breathing surface air and staying cozy in a drysuit, Dad will descend in the cage to come just feet away from cruising nurse sharks, tiger sharks, sandbar and blacktip reef sharks. (And he’ll get awesome footage and bragging rights to boot.

Book now


Rent a boat, become a Keeper for a Day

boat in waterFind other cool Dad experiences at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Point Defiance Park.

Rent a boat at the marina, become a Keeper for a Day or Marine Biologist for a Day, or just bring the whole family to the Zoo for Half Price Dads’ Day.

It’s time to get out and explore with Dad!

Explore Zoo gift ideas