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TODAY AT THE ZOO

 

Fill your day with animal encounters, keeper talks, and more

Programs offered through September 30 (except where noted)

All programs are free with zoo admission or membership except where noted. Activities are subject to cancellation. For the most up-to-date info, please check the daily activities kiosk at either zoo entrance when you visit.

 

NOTE: Zoomazium closed for annual cleaning and maintenance, Sept. 20 - 22.

See additional notices on exhibit construction and viewing updates

 Daily Activities

* Denotes fee-based program

Carousel at Woodland Park Zoo

Ride the Historic Carousel*

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily (Carousel closes early for events)
NOTE: The historic carousel will be closed for annual maintenance and cleaning September 26 - October 7, 2016.

$2 a ride in addition to zoo admission

Enjoy rides on the classic, hand-carved wooden carousel horses.

Willawong Station bird feeding 

Willawong Station Bird Feeding

Location:Willawong Station
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., daily through Sun., Sept. 25

Entry to Willawong Station is free with zoo admission; *seed sticks are $1 each, cash only.

Willawong Station is a fun opportunity for the whole family to get up close and feed birds in a controlled, safe environment while learning about responsible care for birds both in the wild and at home. The aviary includes approximately 100 free-flying birds, primarily small colorful Australian parrots.

Family Farm Contact Area

Family Farm Contact Area

Location: Family Farm
NOTE: Closed for the season

Touch domestic farm animals and learn more about them in supervised areas at the Family Farm. Free with zoo admission.

Zoomazium

Tiger Gate Experience

Location: Banyan Wilds
11:00 a.m., daily except Tuesdays

How do keepers safely work with big powerful animals? How do you get tigers to move over? Check their teeth and belly? Training is fun for animals and keepers alike, and keeps them both safe and healthy – come and see how it works!

Keeper Talk

Keeper Talk

Location: Varies (see kiosk at zoo entry)
11:30 a.m., daily

Meet a zookeeper and learn more about animal care at Woodland Park Zoo. When you visit the zoo, stop by the kiosk to learn the location of that day’s keeper talk.

Sunday: Orangutans
Monday: Maned wolves
Tuesday: Small clawed-otters
Wednesday: Red panda
Thursday: Snow leopard
Friday: Tapir
Saturday: Komodo Dragons

Raptor Staff Talk

Raptors In Flight

Location: Raptor Center
11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., daily except Wednesdays

Here’s your chance to learn more about birds of prey. Keepers will introduce you to our resident raptors while demonstrating their impressive flying and hunting skills. A must see!

Baby Gorilla Yola and Family

Location: Tropical Rain Forest, Gorilla exhibit
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., daily, weather dependent

Visit Yola and family: mom Nadiri, silverback Leo and playmate Akenji. Use #GrowWithYola to share your photos and stories to help us build the ultimate digital scrapbook together.

Raptor Staff Talk

Ambassador Animal Meet & Greet

Location: Alvord Broadleaf Theater
1:00 p.m., daily

Join us at our new stage behind Zoomazium and meet some of Woodland Park Zoo’s animal ambassadors! Animals and keepers have been working together on trading a tasty treat for a natural behavior. You never know who you might meet—look for prickly Skyanna the porcupine scampering up a tree, dexterous Lucy the raccoon showing off how clever she is and many more. You won’t want to miss this new experience!

Raptor Staff Talk

Banyan Wilds Tour

Location: Banyan Wilds
1:30 p.m., daily

Come to Banyan Wilds and join a zoo staff member to walk through the exhibit. Look for details of how people research and protect tigers in the forests of Malaysia, and how the zoo—and you—can help.

Colobus Monkey Keeper Talk

Tropical Rain Forest Primate Talk

Location: Tropical Rain Forest, exhibit varies
1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Meet a keeper to learn about lemurs or colobus monkeys! How do zookeepers check a monkey’s teeth? Tails? Tummies? How are lemurs adapted to life in the trees? Come and find out! When you visit the zoo, stop by the kiosk to learn the location of that day’s Tropical Rain Forest primate talk.

Penguin Keeper Talk

Penguin Keeper Talk

Location: Humboldt penguin exhibit
1:30 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays

Meet a zookeeper taking care of the zoo’s dynamic Humboldt penguins, and learn how these endangered birds live at the zoo—and in the wild.

Shake Rattle and Roar

Sloth Bear Snack

Location: Banyan Wilds
2:00 p.m., daily except Thursdays

Sloth bears love to eat insects, and they have a unique way of catching them—they suck the bugs out of their nest! How strong is that suction? Come and find out!

 

 ZOOMAZIUM | Appropriate for ages 0-8 years and their caregivers

Zoomazium

Zoomazium

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily
NOTE: Zoomazium closed for annual cleaning and maintenance, Sept. 20 - 22.

Kids 8 and under and their caregivers love Zoomazium! The indoor, nature play space offers play and learning in a fun, safe and stimulating environment all year long. Here, kids can connect with animals, habitats and more through the natural language of childhood—play! Crawl through a hidden cave. Climb a giant strangler fig tree. Enjoy daily programs for toddlers and older children. Free with zoo admission.

 

Creature Feature

Creature Feature

10:30 a.m., daily

Children can get up close with live, furred, feathered or scaly animals. Meet the star from a puppet story. Practice observation skills to discover who’s in the Mystery Box. Design a play space for a curious creature and watch as it explores.

Nature Exchange

Shake, Rattle and Roar

11:30 a.m., daily

Join the toddler dance party with fun animal music and shakers of all kinds.

 

 Additional Zoo Experiences
Zoomazium Puppet Show

Geocache at the Zoo?

Join the Global Scavenger Hunt here at the zoo! Can you find our three geocaches? Go to Geocaching.com to learn more and start caching today!

NEW! Premium Animal Tours

Experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour! See animals up close, participate in interactive sessions, talk with experienced animal staff and more.  Please allow at least two weeks notice to book tours. No tours on holidays.

Premium Animal Tours (pdf)

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