Courses are open to all educators and other professionals. These courses are presented 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. If there is space in the course, Washington state-approved clock hours will be available to those participants not taking the course for credit. Unless noted otherwise, all courses take place at Woodland Park Zoo 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 2019

Come explore the zoo for a day – on us! On Saturday, June 8 we invite preK-20 formal and informal educators to visit the zoo for free and receive half-priced admission for one adult guest! Check in at the South Entrance between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for your ticket into the zoo. You are welcome to stay until closing time but check-in will end at 3:00 p.m. Please bring something to verify your employment as an educator.

We would love for you to use this day to both enjoy the zoo and explore opportunities to include the zoo in your curriculum. There will be a variety of events including our annual Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day, along with all of our summer programming.

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