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Discounts apply to daytime admission only, excludes all other separately ticketed events.


Timed Ticketing Required for All CityPASS and Discount Holders

Complimentary ticket holders, including those with CityPASS tickets may make in-person reservations for the next available entrance time at the zoo. At this time, complimentary tickets cannot be redeemed online to reserve an entrance time in advance. Please anticipate long wait times to enter the zoo.

If the zoo is sold out for the day, complimentary ticket reservations may be made in person for an alternate date.

At this time, the zoo is not able to offer a day-of, call-in option for complimentary ticket holders to determine if the zoo is sold out or the likelihood of quick entry.

Advance group reservations using complimentary tickets are not available.


Discount for Persons with Disabilities

$2 Off Regular Admission

1:1 aides are complimentary, you do not need to reserve an online ticket for your aide, they will be accommodated at the zoo entrance.


Seattle CityPASS (Español)

Con los tickets Seattle CityPASS ahorrarás un 46% o más en la entrada al Woodland Park Zoo y a otras 4 atracciones principales de Seattle. Para obtener información y para compra boletos traducidos al Español, visite el sitio web traducido,


Military Rate

Please show valid ID when purchasing a timed ticket at the gate. There's no need to show ID before buying an online ticket.

Active, retired and veteran U.S. military personnel and their families receive a discount on zoo admission for themselves and up to six (6) family members. Military personnel must show valid military ID prior to entry. The current discounted rate will be applied when purchasing tickets online.

Phinney Business Discounts

We love our neighborhood!

Woodland Park Zoo guests (including members) will receive a 10% discount on items sold at participating Phinney businesses. Guests must show a valid zoo admission or membership card.

Participating businesses:

Ada’s, Ala Mode Pies, Modern Japanese Cuisine, The Park Public House, The Whit’s End, Windy City Pie, and Zeeks Pizza


For Foster and Kinship Families* or
Recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC Assistance

Discover Ticket

Available September 8, 2020 through March 31, 2021

The $5 Discover Ticket is available September 8, 2020 through March 31, 2021 for foster and kinship families* or recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC assistance. Valid for daytime admission, excludes all other separately ticketed events.

Like our general admission tickets, Discover Ticket designated entrance time slots will need to be reserved in advance. You can go to and select the Discover Ticket ticket type to receive the $5 ticket option and make your reservation. Discover Ticket entry is bookable up to 30 days in advance.

Limit of six per family, limited to Washington state residents.

Valid verification** and photo ID that matches the verification document must be provided along with tickets prior to entry. At least one adult must present verification. If you do not have valid verification and a valid photo ID at entry, you will not permitted to enter the zoo at that time without first upgrading to a full-price general admission ticket.

Reserve Discover Ticket entry today

Online, advance designated entrance time slots are strongly recommended. Discover Tickets are not guaranteed if you arrive without purchasing them in advance.</em

Explorer Pass

Must be purchased in person at the zoo

A $35 membership for foster and kinship families* or recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC assistance (Washington residents only, limited number available). For more information on benefits and who is covered, visit our membership page.

Individuals can join as an Explorer Pass member or renew their existing Explorer Pass membership at any time (as long as they still qualify) and it will expire at the end of the month one year after the purchase date. Membership is active at the time of purchase.

Explorer Pass memberships must be purchased in person at the zoo. Both new and renewing Explorer Pass members will need to provide current proof of EBT/WIC assistance or foster family or kinship caregiver* status for verification** and a valid form of photo ID that matches their verification document.

* Any foster parent or kinship caregiver providing care for a child placed through a dependency action in a Washington state or tribal court and who is in the care and custody of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, or tribal child welfare agency.

** Acceptable forms of verification include: Washington Quest card (EBT), WIC voucher/card or appointment folder, DSHS kinship caregiver card, DCYF caregiver authorization form, foster caregiver license certificate or ID card.


Additional Discounts

Discount for Persons with Disabilities

$2 off regular admission, 1:1 aides are complimentary.

Microsoft Prime Card

Available only at gate for next available timeslot.

April 1 - September 30
$10.00 per adult, limited to two (2) adults.  $4.00 per child, up to six (6) children.

October 1 - March 31
$6.00 per person limited to two (2) adults.  $3.00 per child, up to six (6) children.

Mayor's Gold Card or Flash Cards

Available through Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens at 206.684.0500. Admission fee is 75% off regular admission prices






Are You a Company?

Corporate Discount for Companies with 100+ Employees

Companies with 100 or more employees can sign up for our new Online Ticket Discount Program enabling the purchase of admission tickets and much more online at our best year-round discount price 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. General admission tickets are valid during regular operating hours any day the zoo is open to the public, plus your employees will skip the ticket line at the zoo! 

Ready to join? Sign up for the program


Are You a School?

School Group Rates

For school groups, please refer to our field trip information for school rates.

Plan a school field trip