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Seattle CityPASS

Save 42% 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.

Get your CityPASS now or purchase at zoo gates

Seattle CityPASS (Español)

Con los tickets Seattle CityPASS ahorrarás un 42 % 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

Active, retired and veteran U.S. military personnel or military spouses receive $4 off zoo admission when purchased at any zoo gate for themselves and up to six (6) family members. Military personnel or military spouses must show valid military ID.


Recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC Assistance

Discover Ticket

The $5 Discover Ticket is available for current recipients of Washington Quest/EBT and/or WIC assistance and is available September 4, 2018 through March 31, 2019 at zoo gates only. Individuals and families presenting a Washington Quest card or WIC appointment folder 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 Quest card or WIC proof of enrollment.)

Explorer Pass

A $35 membership for current recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC assistance (Washington residents only); for more information, visit
We had a limited number of Explorer Pass memberships available this year; the application for this membership is now closed.

If you already applied, you will receive an email the week of August 27-31 regarding your approval status.

Explorer Pass memberships will be available for purchase in-person at the zoo only for those approved starting September 4.


Additional Discounts

Transit rider

Take the bus to the zoo and save $2 off regular zoo admission! Present your valid Metro bus transfer or your ORCA card as proof of ridership at the entrance locations to redeem your discount.


Ride your bike to the zoo and save $2 off regular zoo admission! Present your bike helmet, optionally with a Bike Benefits sticker, as proof of ridership at the entrance locations to redeem your discount.

AAA Member

See rates

Microsoft Prime Card

April 1 - September 30
$9.00 per adult, limited to two (2) adults.  $6.50 per child, up to six (6) children.

October 1 - March 31
$5.00 per person limited to two (2) adults and 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






Discount group rates for daily zoo admission

Groups of 20+ guests purchasing tickets in one transaction are eligible to receive a 10% discount on admission.

To receive the discounted rate: simply purchase the minimum number of qualifying tickets (20) in one transaction on the day of your visit, or email to pre-purchase tickets at the discounted rate before your visit. Group reservations are not required.

The group discount rate is great for:

  • Associations
  • Small companies
  • Churches and other faith-based organizations
  • Reunions
  • Travel groups
  • Youth groups


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


Take your group visit to the next level with catering


For groups of 100 or more, we offer picnic packages that combine zoo admission plus a delicious traditional catered meal. Let us help you maximize fun for your members and reduce the time you have to spend coordinating your event. It couldn’t be easier to plan!

Get picnic info

Catered Events

From casual to exotic to black-tie elegant, our exclusive caterer, Lancer, can offer a variety of menus and themes to dress up any affair: parties, retirement and recognition dinners, team building adventures, wedding receptions, sales training, strategic planning workshops or annual meetings.

Get catering info