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Today - April 30

Open 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 1 - September 7

Open 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

September 8 - September 30

Monday - Friday
Open 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Open 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The zoo is open daily except Christmas Day, December 25.

Today’s Prices     

Adult (13-64)  $22.95

Child (3-12)    $13.95

Senior (65+)    $20.95

Toddler (0-2)  FREE

Discount for persons with disabilities:
$2 off regular admission, 1:1 aides are complimentary*

Learn more about accessibility at the zoo

*only available at zoo gates, not online


Visiting From Out of Town?

Save with Seattle CityPASS


Adult $108
Child (5-12) $84

Save 45% or more at Seattle’s 5 best attractions: Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Pacific Science Center OR Chihuly Garden & Glass, and Woodland Park Zoo. Valid 9-days.

Purchase CityPASS online for immediate delivery to your mobile device or buy at zoo gates.

Seattle CityPASS (Español)
Con los tickets Seattle CityPASS ahorrarás un 45 % o más en la entrada al Woodland Park Zoo y a otras 4 atracciones principales de Seattle. Para obtener información y para compra boletos traducidos al Español, visite el sitio web traducido,


Daily Admission FAQ

For questions about daily admission and online purchasing, please refer to our FAQ.







Food and Beverage Update

Rain Forest Food Pavilion will be closed from January 6 to April 9, 2020 for a refresh. It will reopen on April 10, 2020 as 1899 Grove, with expanded grab-and-go offerings. In the meantime, we’ve got you covered for food and beverage!

During the refresh, you can find tasty treats and meals at the following locations:

  • Gather + Graze Café and Wild Cup: Open daily during zoo hours
  • Pizza kiosk: Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday during zoo hours.

Exhibit Updates & Closures

Molbak's Butterfly Garden is closed for the season.

The Day Exhibit is closed until further notice.


Zoo Closures

Temporary Closure: The zoo is closed following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Learn more on our health page

Special Viewing Times or Areas

Nothing at this time.



West Entrance

5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Cross streets:
Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th and N. 56th St.

South Entrance

750 N. 50th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
Cross streets:
N. 50th St. and Fremont Ave. N.




From North or South bound I-5, take Exit 169/NE 50th St, go west 1.3 miles to arrive at the South Entrance.


Take North or South bound Metro Bus #5 to Phinney Ave. N. and N. 55th St. to arrive at the West Entrance.

Save $2 off zoo admission when you present your valid Metro bus transfer or ORCA card as proof of ridership at any zoo entrance


Ride your bike to the zoo and save $2 off regular zoo admission!

Present your bike helmet, optionally with a Bike Benefits sticker, as proof of ridership at the entrance locations to redeem your discount.



ADA accessible parking stalls are available in all zoo lots. Parking fees do not apply for any vehicle displaying a valid disabled parking placard, in any WPZ parking space.

$8.00 (+ local & state taxes) per day for cars
$7.00 (+ local & state taxes) per day for zoo member vehicles*
$6.00 (+ local & state taxes) per day for motorcycles
$24.00 (+ local & state taxes) for buses, RVs and other oversize vehicles
FREE covered, secure bicycle parking at West Entrance

Electric car charging stations available through ReachNow:
There are four Eluminocity chargers in the Otter Lot by the West Entrance, and two Eluminocity chargers in the Hippo Lot by the South Entrance.

Pay-for-parking kiosks are located at each lot.
No overnight parking is permitted in the zoo lots.
RV and bus parking is available at the South Entrance Hippo Lot, N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

Additional parking is located in Lower Woodland Park at N. 50th and Aurora Ave. N. about .1 mile from the South Entrance.

*Zoo member discount available with valid promo code at parking kiosk; not available with Pay By Phone.



Please respect other guests at the zoo as well as the zoo animals:

  • The zoo is a non-smoking facility

  • For the safety of our animals, no pets—except for service animals—are allowed on zoo grounds. See the service animal guidelines

  • Stay on marked paths and areas.

  • Do not throw food or objects into exhibits.

  • Do not tap on glass or otherwise stress the animals.

  • Be quiet near exhibits.

  • Use recycling, compost and trash containers throughout the zoo.

  • For the safety of our animals and visitors, please: No balloons, barbecues, balls, weapons, radios, skates, skateboards, bicycles, flying discs, scooters, straws, lids or alcohol


The zoo is temporarily closed following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
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