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Zoofari Member Appreciation Night

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for our biggest annual member appreciation night yet!

Enjoy exclusive activities and after-hours access to the entire zoo as our way of saying thank you for your support as a member. Zoofari 2018 is happening, rain or shine! We've moved most activities inside so members and their guests can still enjoy them. However, zoo grounds are still open, please dress accordingly.

Free festivities will include:

  • Live music
  • Raffle entry
  • Photo booth
  • Animal talks
  • Discovery stations
  • Historic Carousel rides
  • Face painting


Zoofari and its activities are open to current zoo members and their guests, up to two guests per membership. If your membership includes a flexible guest, they are also welcome.

Parking will be free for members after 4:30 p.m.

Not all indoor buildings will be open. Animals may have access to their indoor enclosures and may or may not be on view during the event.

Contact: membership@zoo.org
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A Thanksgiving Feast for the Beasts

Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The zoo’s carnivores chow down on raw, store-prepared turkeys at the annual Turkey Toss. The turkeys 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 engage zoo guests.

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m.   Jaguar
10:00 a.m.   Lions
10:30 a.m.   Snow leopards
11:00 a.m.   Maned wolves
11:30 a.m.   Colobus monkeys
11:30 a.m.   Asian small-clawed otters
11:30 a.m.   Komodo dragons
1:00 p.m.    Grizzly bears
1:30 p.m.    Kunekune pigs
1:30 p.m.    Golden lion tamarin monkeys
2:00 p.m.    Ambassador animals at Alvord Broadleaf Theater
2:30 p.m.    Wolves
2:30 p.m.    Meerkats


Presented by Sound Credit Union

Tickets on sale now!
Open November 23, 2018 - January 5, 2019
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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.

Find out more