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Zoo for All

Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM


Woodland Park Zoo believes the zoo should be inclusive for all. To celebrate its commitment to inclusion, the zoo will host its first Zoo for All event to acknowledge and honor families and individuals from the special needs and inclusion communities.

Features of Zoo for All:

  • Additional accessible parking spaces
  • New zoo map to help identify quieter and less heavily trafficked locations
  • A reconfiguration of Zoomazium’s nature play space to make it suitable for children with autism and other sensory disorders
  • Potential opening of the long-awaited Seattle Sensory Garden, an addition to the zoo’s Rose Garden designed for those with and without disabilities to enjoy. The new garden includes a variety of elements for guests to touch and explore, including deep-toned wind chimes, temple bells, and guiros—rectangular wooden posts with slots that create noise when touched. There is also an accessible paved pathway, special sensory-friendly carpeting, and raised beds to make for easier interaction with the variety of trees, shrubs and bulbs planted throughout the garden

In addition, families will be encouraged to join in a community bring-your-own lunch celebration on the zoo’s North Meadow. Because Zoo for All falls during the zoo’s new Evening Zoo event, the zoo will be open past normal closing hours until 8:30 p.m.

Zoo for All has been made possible through guidance from nonprofit partners in the community, including the Arc of King County, Special Olympics USA Games, Northwest Center and others. These organizations will have booths at the zoo throughout the day to provide information about their services.

Zoo for All is part of Woodland Park Zoo’s greater commitment to making the zoo a place of inclusion in which people of all backgrounds and abilities feel welcome and inspired to make conservation a priority in their lives.

 

Fees: Free with zoo admission or membership
Contact: zooinfo@zoo.org
Calendar: Single Event Calendar
Category: Families / Public Events
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NOTES TO VISITORS

 

COMING UP

 

 

TURKEY TOSS



Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Before you baste your bird or stir your stuffing, come see the festive feast our animals will enjoy at this year’s annual Turkey Toss event. The store-prepared turkeys and other species-specific autumnal fixings are part of the zoo’s excellent animal care program. Enrichment like this encourages natural behaviors that keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and provide extraordinary experiences for zoo visitors.


Schedule of Events


10:00 a.m.
Jaguar (Tropical Rain Forest)
Tiger (Banyan Wilds)
Colobus Monkeys (Tropical Rain Forest)

10:30 a.m.
Snow Leopards (Australasia)

11:00 a.m.
Maned Wolves (Temperate Forest)
Orangutans (Trail of Vines)

11:30 a.m.
Red Panda (Temperate Forest)
Rhinos (Assam Rhino Reserve)
Komodo Dragons (Adaptations)

11:45 a.m.
River Otters (Northern Trail)

1:00 p.m.
Grizzly Bears (Northern Trail)
Anoa (behind Wildlife Theater)

1:15 p.m.
Golden Lion Tamarin Monkeys (Tropical Rain Forest)

1:30 p.m.
Kunekune Pigs (Family Farm)
Visayan Warty Pigs (Assam Rhino Reserve)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Animals (Alvord Broadleaf Theater)

2:30 p.m.
Wolves (Northern Trail)

WILDLIGHTS



presented by Sound Credit Union


Open November 29, 2019 through January 5, 2020
Closed December 2, 3, 9, 10, 24 and 25
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale now!

Seattle's wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, up close animal encounters, hot chocolate and family delights. Experience brand new wild and wonderful light displays that will be featured throughout the zoo including a holiday light spectacular at the zoo’s south entrance which will now be open throughout the run of WildLights.

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