Programs & Classes


Explore programs and classes for learners of all ages.





Ambassador Animal Outreach Program

Designed for various age groups, Up CLOSE offers programming to schools, non-profits, community organizations, corporations, and businesses. These engaging programs are designed to bring the zoo to you, get participants excited about the natural world, and build empathy towards animals.

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Early Childhood Programs

An Interactive Child and Caregiver Opportunity

Bring your wee ones, stroller and snacks for a zoo class with our educators!

Learn more about the our Early Childhood Programs




Youth Programs

Opportunities for Middle and High Schoolers

From classes to career explorations, our youth get a inside peek at the zoo!

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Adult Programs

Courses and Classes for Adult Audiences

Providing an opportunity for grown ups to have fun at the zoo!

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Advanced Inquiry Program

Be inspired at the zoo and earn your master's degree from Miami University!

Open to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree, the AIP is designed for students from a range of backgrounds and career stages. Students adapt their degree path to fit their interests in fields such as community-engaged conservation, inquiry-driven education, animal care and welfare, climate change, urban ecology, human-nature relationships, environmental restoration, and public engagement in science.

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Community Science Programs

Local Communities Contributing to Global Conservation

Learn about opportunities to volunteer and participate directly in conservation science in your communities!

Learn more about the Community Science Programs


Senior Zoo Walkers

A self-guided social walking program

Designed especially for seniors age 55 or better, this program gets you out onto zoo grounds and moving!

Learn more about Senior Zoo Walkers


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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.

5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103   |  206.548.2500  |

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