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Veterans Appreciation Days

Nov. 10-12, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St. 

In celebration of Veterans Day, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission on Nov. 10, 11 and 12 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission.

To receive your discount, bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you to the Zoo.

Veterans Day Observance

Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

War Memorial Park, 6th Avenue & McArthur St.

Come to War Memorial Park on Veterans Day to honor those who served. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Mike Ake, assistant chief of operations for the Tacoma Police Department.

Veterans Day Celebration

Nov. 11, 2 p.m.

Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave.

One-hundred years ago in 1917, the United States entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington’s home front experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Renowned Northwest historian Lorraine McConaghy provides an immersive look into this dramatic period of immigration, wartime industrialization, women’s rights, social change, radical labor, epidemic disease and worldwide turmoil.

As a special Veterans Day highlight, you can also see Washington State Historical Society’s new pop-up traveling exhibition: “Washington’s Great War.”

Free with Museum admission, or $5 program-only admission. Free for active and retired military and their families.

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