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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

Save 45% or more at Seattle’s 5 best attractions: Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Pacific Science Center OR Chihuly Garden & Glass, and Woodland Park Zoo. Valid 9-days.

Purchase CityPASS online for immediate delivery to your mobile device or buy at zoo gates.

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Seattle CityPASS (Español)

Con los tickets Seattle CityPASS ahorrarás un 45% 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 or military spouses receive $4 off zoo admission for themselves and up to six (6) family members. Military personnel or military spouses must show valid military ID prior to entry.

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

The $5 Discover Ticket is available for foster and kinship families* or recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC assistance and is available September 3, 2019 through March 31, 2020 at zoo gates only. Valid for daytime admission, excludes all other separately ticketed events.

Individuals and families providing current proof of EBT/WIC assistance, foster family status or kinship caregiver status for verification** and a valid form of photo ID can receive $5 admission per person for up to six individuals in the same family. (Limited to Washington state residents. At least one adult must present verification.)

Explorer Pass

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

A limited number of Explorer Pass memberships will be available for purchase beginning September 3, 2019.

All Explorer Passes are valid September 3, 2019 through September 30, 2020, regardless of 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, foster family status 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 or tribal child welfare agency.

** Acceptable forms of verification include: Washington Quest card (EBT), WIC voucher/card or appointment folder, 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

AAA Washington

Save 10% when purchased online.






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

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