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Today - April 30

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

May 1 - September 2

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

September 3 - 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)  $15.50

Child (3-12)    $10.50

Senior (65+)  $13.50

Toddler (0-2)  FREE

$5 Discover Ticket for current recipients of Washington Quest/EBT and/or WIC assistance*

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 $99
Child (5-12) $79

Save 49% 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 49 % 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.







Exhibit Updates & Closures

Paving in the Otter Parking Lot

Paving in the Otter parking lot, near the West Entrance, began on September 3, 2019 and will significantly reduce the amount of available parking in the lot. Guests are encouraged to park in the Penguin and Bear lots to access the West Entrance when the Otter lot is full. Pedestrian access to the West Entrance from the Bear parking lot will still be available. The work is scheduled to be completed in November.

The goats in the Family Farm exhibit will be off view for most of November because of work being done in their exhibit.

Molbak's Butterfly Garden is closed for the season.

The Day Exhibit is closed until further notice.


Special Viewing Times or Areas

Nothing at this time.

Zoo Closures

The zoo will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.

Road Construction Notice

Green Lake and Wallingford Paving

Starting Monday, September 9, 2019

Construction activities will begin in front of the South Entrance at the intersection of N 50 St and Fremont Ave N.  Crews will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction. Parking at the South Entrance Hippo lot will be accessible during construction. Please plan ahead for delays.



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.

$6.00 (+ local & state taxes) per day for cars
$4.00 (+ local & state taxes) per day for motorcycles
$18.00 (+ 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.



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