Woodland Park Zoo Mobile App
Free mobile app puts the zoo in your hands

Track your visit with a GPS-enabled map, customize your schedule, access animal fact sheets, and take unique tours with the free mobile app available for iOS and Android. 

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Daily activities, programs and special tours

Programs offered October 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014 except where noted

All programs are free with zoo admission or membership except where noted


  Daily Activities

Carousel at Woodland Park Zoo

Ride the Historic Carousel

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday - Sunday

$2 a ride in addition to zoo admission

Enjoy rides on the classic, hand-carved wooden carousel horses. Don’t miss the solar panel installation—these horses run on sun!  

Penguin feeding

Penguin Feeding

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., daily (November – April)

Four tasty fish for $5 (while fish supply lasts)

Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with a penguin—or several, as they eagerly anticipate a treat. Learn about penguins in the wild, and about our zoo penguins while you feed them their favorite food—fish!



Willawong Station bird feeding 

Willawong Station Bird Feeding

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Willawong Station

Free with zoo admission. Seed sticks for feeding are available for $1 each, cash only.

Travel to the world of the Australian parrot and the Australian grasslands habitat. Willawong Station is a fun opportunity for the whole family to get up close and feed birds in a controlled, safe environment. The aviary includes approximately 70 free-flying birds, primarily small colorful Australian parrots.



  Weekend Activities | Offered Saturdays and Sundays

Willawong station birds 

Willawong Station Talk

11:30 a.m., Saturdays & Sundays, Willawong Station

How do keepers take care of so many birds in one free-flying place? Here’s your chance to learn about caring for birds at the zoo!

Arctic fox on thin ice 

On Thin Ice Activities

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, Tundra Center

Play some large scale versions of your favorite games to learn about your carbon footprint and see how your actions matter.

Asian elephant conservation 

Elephant Conservation Program

1:30 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, Elephant Forest

Learn about the zoo’s magnificent elephants. Discover how Woodland Park Zoo supports elephant conservation in the wild and what you can do to help.


Penguin zookeeper talk

Penguins, Penguins, Penguins!

2:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, Humboldt penguin exhibit

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.



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



9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily

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

Get up close to 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. Morning programs are geared toward toddlers and afternoon programs are suited for preschool and older. 



Shake Rattle and Roar

Shake, Rattle & Roar (a toddler dance party)

11:30 a.m., daily

Toddlers and caregivers are invited to sing, dance and play instruments to animal- and nature-themed music.



Nature Exchange

Nature Exchange

Noon – 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday - Sunday

Keeping things out of the landfill helps to save animals! If you visited the Bamboo Outpost this summer, you learned that you can earn points for some things that can be recycled at the zoo but not at home. Or earn points for your drawings, photos, research or cool nature items and trade for the natural items in our ever-changing collection.



Zoomazium Puppet Show

Puppet Show

3:45, Saturdays and Sundays only

Animal puppets tell musical stories and dance with children after the show.



  Special Tours

Grizzly bear at Northern Trail

Real Close Tour

November 2013 – May 2014
Fridays – Sundays, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Prices vary, tour space is limited. See Real Close Tours for details.

See what goes on behind the scenes at Woodland Park Zoo with a new, 90-minute guided tour: a ride on the zoo’s historic carousel and a visit to the award-winning Northern Trail where you’ll learn about the wide variety of animal species that inhabit the cold, rugged regions of the far north Take a peek from the back areas of eagles, mountain goats and even the grizzly exhibits.

Woodland Park Zoo mobile app

Free Mobile App Tours

Explore a whole new zoo each time you visit by taking one of our mobile tours, available in the Maps section of the free Woodland Park Zoo mobile app for iOS and Android. GPS-guided tours direct you to highlights around the zoo with step-by-step directions, following fun themes like:          

Rainy Day

Discover the dry, covered spots that make even a rainy day at the zoo a blast.

Hidden Zoo

Find the little details that tell big stories in award-winning exhibits.

What Does Climate Change Mean?

Take a walk through the Northern Trail and discover how climate change is already impacting people, places and animals. Then pledge to take action with a photo postcard.

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