When it comes to access and inclusion, Woodland Park Zoo is charting new territory. We believe it is not only a philosophy, it's a necessity. We will only accomplish our mission of inspiring everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives if we are accessible to everyone.

Ensuring a fierce future for wildlife and people takes leadership from every age, income level, culture and ability. It takes every community—urban, suburban and rural—to be inspired by empathy and empowered to act. This all starts with emotional connections with animals and access to zoo experiences.

Through our Zoo for All Initiative, Woodland Park Zoo offers the largest access program in Washington state and creates extraordinary, welcoming experiences for everyone. We're calling on everyone to join us in redefining conservation for our era—and designing a movement that reflects the voices of all.

With your help, Woodland Park Zoo will continue to break down barriers so that people from all backgrounds and abilities can fully participate in zoo experiences, both at the zoo and throughout the greater Puget Sound community with our mobile Ambassador Animals.



This year, your Fund Our Future gifts in support of access and inclusion will advance zoo programs for all, like:

$50,000 funds Mobile Zoo experiences with Ambassador Animals for more than 25 schools, libraries and community centers beyond the zoo campus—offering zoo experiences for up to 11,000 people.

$25,000 helps make possible community-based zoo programming, a six-week outreach program series at key community hubs throughout King County.

$15,000 helps transform Woodland Park Zoo’s award-winning volunteer program, ensuring that our 1,000+ member volunteer program supports people of all abilities.

$10,000 underpins 60 low-cost family memberships for recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC assistance.

$5,000 cares for Ambassador Animals like Lucy the raccoon or Skyáana the porcupine for one week—from their specialized diets to behavioral training and world class veterinary care.

$1,000 supports extraordinary zoo visits for 50 children—regardless of income level or abilities—through our Community Access Program.




Thank you. Your Fund Our Future investment will inspire others to raise their paddles high to help Woodland Park Zoo create new and equitable zoo experiences and design a conservation movement that reflects the voices of all.