Make your day and a difference for wildlife




Plan Your Visit

Buy online to save time at the zoo and avoid lines!

Full-priced General Admission Tickets purchased 4 or more days in advance receive a 10% discount. (Restrictions apply: May not be combined with Kid at Heart dates or Military Discounts.)

For information about disability accommodations and other safety protocols, see the Guest FAQ.

Discount for Persons with Disabilities
$2 off regular admission, 1:1 aides are complimentary.
Learn more about accessibility at the zoo


For current ticket prices, please visit our ticket purchasing page by clicking the 'Buy Tickets' button.


Save wildlife and enjoy unlimited admission and fantastic benefits!




September 5, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Open Daily

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

May 1 - September 4, 2023

Open Daily

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

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


Parking fees do not apply for any vehicle displaying a valid disabled parking placard, in any WPZ parking space.

Parking Rates

$6 for first 2 hours; $2 each additional hour (+ taxes and fees)
$12.00 maximum daily rate

Find out more about getting to the zoo



Note to Visitors

Exhibits are open, and there are dining and shopping experiences to enjoy and restrooms available for your convenience.

Temporary Closures

The Flamingo parking lot will be closed September 19 - 22, 2023.

A portion of the Otter parking lot will be closed from September 21, 2023 until early November for WildLanterns installation.

The Butterfly Garden exhibit is closed for the season.




Seattle CityPASS®

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Save 47% off admission at Seattle’s top 5 attractions with CityPASS®. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period. One easy purchase and mobile ticket delivery saves you time and money.

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Seattle CityPASS (Español)

Con los tickets Seattle CityPASS ahorrarás un 47% 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,



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, drones, straws, lids or alcohol.
  • Guests who become separated from their party can seek assistance from Guest Services or any team members identified by Woodland Park Zoo name tags. We recommend that all groups decide on a meeting place, in the event they get separated.
  • All youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult or legal guardian throughout their visit. Some experiences may require adult supervision.
  • Proper attire, including shirts and shoes, must always be worn while on zoo grounds.
  • Costumes or disguises that conceal identity are not permitted for all guests ages 13 and up.
  • All guests ages 13 and up wearing costumes and being accompanied by a child or children under the age of 13 are permitted on zoo grounds to participate in appropriate zoo-sponsored events during which costumes traditionally are worn (e.g. Pumpkin Bash) with the exception that the face of any person in costume age 13 or older must be entirely visible and cannot be concealed in any manner by a costume or disguise.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

Humane Certification
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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