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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
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Category: Families / Public Events
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NOTES TO VISITORS

 

COMING UP

 

BUNNY BOUNCE

Bunny Bounce

Event Canceled



Easter Baskets for the Animals


Saturday, April 11, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hop, skip and jump to Woodland Park Zoo for the 19th annual Bunny Bounce presented by KinderCare, featuring amazing egg hunts for children ages 1–8, crafts, bunny encounters and eggs-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Space may be limited. Each egg hunt is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Orangutans, lemurs, grizzlies, and more nibble on specially made Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats. The special treats are part of the zoo’s excellent animal care program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals. The safe activities help encourage natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and provide extraordinary experiences for zoo visitors.

 

EARTH DAY FOR ALL

Aerial View of Woodland Park Zoo

Postponed Until Saturday, June 6, 2020

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with Woodland Park Zoo! This event will highlight the zoo’s commitment to inspire conservation in everyone’s lives. Local organizations will be on zoo grounds to help connect guests to conservation actions and community resources. Activities include re-usable bag making, exotic fruit tasting (have you ever tried Durian?), tours of the Zoo Doo yard, City Nature Challenge guides, and a full suite of animal keeper talks and enrichment. To honor ADA, resources are available to make activities inclusive for people with a wide range of abilities and sensory needs, this includes:

  • Programs and tours interpreted in American Sign Language
  • Sighted guides
  • Free mobility aid rentals
  • Calm room with sensory tools
  • Sensory tools and map at both entrances
  • Accessibility Guide and Social Story available at www.zoo.org/access
  • $2 Disability Discount + 1:1 Aids are free

TEMPORARY CLOSURE
The zoo is temporarily closed following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Get updates at zoo.org/health