Explorer Pass

$35 membership for recipients of EBT/WIC assistance

Application period is now closed



A membership for recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC assistance (Washington residents only).

We had a limited number of Explorer Pass memberships available this year; the application for this membership is now closed.

If you applied already, you will receive an email the week of August 27 - 31, 2018 regarding your approval status. Explorer Pass memberships will be available for purchase in-person at the zoo only for those approved starting September 4, 2018.


  • $35
  • Covers 2 adults and up to 6 children aged 3–18.
    (Children 2 and under free, add-ons for additional adults or children are available at full price)
  • Valid 9/4/2018–9/30/2019.
  • Benefits of membership include unlimited admission, discounts and presales.
    (For specific information about benefits, please refer to the Annual Pass level benefits on the membership page).
  • This membership cannot be combined with any other discounts. Ticket purchases from previous visits are unable to be applied toward the Explorer Pass membership.