GETTING HERE

Directions & Parking Information

DIRECTIONS

 

Entrance & Admissions

Please maintain at least six feet of social distance between groups at all times. Keep your family close and give other visitors their space.

 

West Entrance


5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103


Cross Streets
Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th and N. 56th St.

Access to the West Entrance is available through the Otter and Penguin parking lots. The Otter parking lot can be accessed through the Penguin lot on Phinney Ave N., or the Bear parking lot on N. 59th Street.

South Entrance


750 N. 50th Street, Seattle, WA 98103


Located on N. 50th Street and accessed by the Hippo parking lot. Near the African Savanna exhibit.

 

Directions


Drive Your Car


From North or South bound I-5, take Exit 169/NE 50th St, go west to Phinney Ave. N. Turn right and drive north on Phinney Ave. N. to the West Entrance just past N. 55th St.


Take the Bus


Take North or South bound Metro Bus #5 to Phinney Ave. N. and N. 55th St. to arrive at the West Entrance.

Parking

 

All Lots are Open

Use PayByPhone or pay at the gates


Download the PayByPhone app to make an easy, no-touch payment or note your license number and pay at the gate. Guests may also pay on-site by visiting www.PayByPhone.com or calling (888) 515-7275.

 

Parking Rates


$6 for first 2 hours; $2 each additional hour
$12.00 maximum daily rate
(+ taxes and fees)*

Parking Policies


FREE covered, secure bicycle parking at West Entrance.
No overnight parking is permitted in the zoo lots.
Bus/RV parking in Hippo lot only.

Additional parking is located in Lower Woodland Park at N. 50th and Aurora Ave. N. about .1 mile from the South Entrance.

*Zoo member discount for parking will only be available at the gate and will not be available using the app.


ADA Accessible Parking

ADA accessible parking stalls are available in all zoo lots. Parking fees do not apply for any vehicle displaying a valid disabled parking placard, in any WPZ parking space. For your convenience, the zoo is also adding six additional, temporary ADA parking spots in the Otter parking lot near the West Entrance.


Electric Car Charging Stations

Available through ReachNow


There are four Eluminocity chargers in the Otter Lot by the West Entrance, and two Eluminocity chargers in the Hippo Lot by the South Entrance.