Registration for AIP & Professional Development classes remains open. We are continually assessing each offering as the course date approaches. We are committed to providing updates no later than 2 weeks ahead of the scheduled course date. Updates and information regarding classes will be sent to registrants via email.

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Courses are open to formal and informal educators, pre-service teachers and other professionals. Some of these courses are offered as part of the Advanced Inquiry Program Master’s degree (AIP). Students enrolled in AIP or other students taking the courses for credit will be given priority enrollment in courses offered for credit. If there is space in the course, Washington state-approved clock hours will be available to those participants not taking the course for credit. The courses are held at Woodland Park Zoo (unless otherwise noted) and include presentations by guest speakers, tours of zoo grounds, group discussions and hands-on activities.

Find out more about our courses which are offered throughout the year by clicking on the course listings below.





Educator Appreciation Day

Come enjoy the zoo for a day - on us!


Educator Appreciation Day

Thanks for your interest in Educator Appreciation Day! Unfortunately, this year’s event, along with Living Northwest Fest, has been cancelled. We hope see you at the zoo next June. Look for more information and a date in January 2021.

Please contact the registrar with any questions ( or 206.548.2424).


9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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