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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: Event Calendar
Category: Families / Public Events
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NOTES TO VISITORS

 

Coming Up

 

Dinosaur Discovery

Gastonia Dinosaur

Where Dinosaurs Come to Life


Open May 1 - September 6, 2021

Tickets will be available for purchase at the exhibit entrance

General Admission Tickets: $5
Member Tickets: $4

Travel back to a time when prehistoric giants roamed the Earth. Experience the wonder of more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs in a completely immersive exhibit! Walk alongside the mighty T. Rex, stretch like the tall brachiosaurus and learn more about all of your favorite prehistoric creatures at Dinosaur Discovery!

And who knows... you might find out that some of your zoo favorites share some very prehistoric relatives! Emus... meet theropods!


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