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Maps, rentals, dining and shopping information

ZOO MAPS

 

 

Maps & Guides

Temporary Map Changes


To safely manage social distancing, guest flow will be temporarily adjusted and some areas identified on the zoo map may not be accessible.

We have made a revised map to help you follow the new flow, find hand sanitizing stations, and identify other important changes for health and safety.

Admission to the zoo will be through the West Entrance only
West Entrance Map (PDF)


DOWNLOAD THE MAP

 


Special Note

Zoomazium is closed until further notice


These written and visual resources do not reflect the temporary changes to flow and closures, but may still be useful to guests for planning.



Language Maps


Spanish Grounds Map (PDF)
Chinese Grounds Map (PDF)


Sensory Maps and Guides


Zoo Social Story (PDF)
Accessibility Guide (PDF)
Sensory Grounds Map (PDF)
Sensory Guide for Zoomazium Visitors (PDF storybook)

RENTALS

 

Mobility equipment including wheelchairs and ECV scooters will be available to rent at the Guest Services locations inside the West Entrance and near the ZooStore at the South Entrance. These items will be thoroughly cleaned between rentals for your safety.

  • Wheelchair (non-electric)  $10.00*
  • Electric mobility scooter or ECV  $25.00**

Items that will not be available to rent at this time include strollers, double strollers, wagons, and handheld items such as binoculars and umbrellas.

*Recipients of EBT/Washington Quest, WIC assistance, and foster and kinship families can receive a 50% discount on wheelchair rentals. Must present verification such as EBT/Washington Quest card, WIC voucher/card or appointment folder, DCYF caregiver authorization form, or foster caregiver ID card or license certificate.

**Conditions: Must leave $200 refundable deposit and valid driver’s license; 18 years and older, or 16 years with parent/guardian permission; 400-pound weight limit.

 

 

Dine & Shop

 

Food & Drink

Food service and grab-and-go options are available throughout the zoo during regular zoo hours.  Indoor dining and seating is available at the 1899 Grove, but at a reduced capacity.  The Gather and Graze Café will be closed for the remainder of the winter.

Open daily during regular zoo hours; CLOSED during quarterly reserved accessibility hours (January 27 and April 7, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

 


Mobile Ordering Now Available


All food & beverage locations will now offer mobile ordering. Signs with QR codes will be stationed at the entrance gate and food locations to scan using your phone which will direct you to the mobile ordering system. Non-mobile orders are still permitted at food and beverage locations.


Our Dining Options are Going Cashless


Starting Tuesday, December 1, 2020, all of our dining options at the zoo will be going cashless for the safety of our guests and staff. The following payment options will still be accepted: credit, debit, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

 



1899 Grove


Grab-and-go and outdoor seating available. Indoor dining and seating is available at the 1899 Grove, but is limited to 25% capacity. Located on the main loop path across from Zoomazium, formerly known as Rain Forest Food Pavilion.



Gather & Graze Cafe


Currently closed for the winter.

Located across from the Wildlife Theater.



Carts & Outposts


Wild Cup coffee cart near the Education Center and across from the African Savanna.

 

 

ZooStore

Open daily during regular zoo hours*


CLOSED during quarterly reserved accessibility hours (April 7 and July 7, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

The West ZooStore, near penguins, is open during regular zoo hours. The South ZooStore, near the African Savanna, is closed at this time.

Find the perfect plush, mug, t-shirt or book to remember your trip, or a gift for that animal lover in your life. Buy a reusable water bottle to tap into Seattle’s finest water at our refill stations. Don’t miss Conservation Commerce hand-crafted items that create sustainable, eco-friendly income alternatives for global communities.

Closed Christmas Day. For questions, please contact 206.548.1535.


Shop ZooStore online


*ZooStore operates at a reduced capacity and complies with all Washington state safety guidelines for retail spaces. Guests are asked to maintain at least six feet of social distance from others while browsing and shopping.

 

NURSING AREAS

 

Temporarily Closed

For the health and safety of our guests, including nursing mothers and children, most indoor and high-touch spaces, such as the mother’s/nursing rooms, are closed at this time. Mother’s are welcome to nurse anywhere they feel comfortable.