Activities are free with zoo admission except as noted. Subject to cancellation depending on the cooperation of weather and animals.


Daily activities offered through April 30, 2023
*denotes fee-based activity


Fall and Winter Programs


Ride the Historic Carousel*

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Daily
*Cost: $3 a ride (cash or card) in addition to zoo admission

Enjoy rides on Woodland Park Zoo’s Historic Carousel with classic, hand-carved wooden carousel horses.

The ADA ramp is temporarily closed due to unscheduled maintenance.
The Historic Carousel will be closed for annual maintenance October 17 through October 28, 2022.


Animal Keeper Talks

Locations of programs are posted at the zoo’s entrances

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Daily, Times Vary

Animal keepers provide exceptional care to all the animals at the zoo, making sure they have everything they need to be healthy and happy. Hear great stories about the individual animals that call Woodland Park Zoo home.


Penguin Snack Time

Humboldt Penguin Exhibit

10:30 a.m. Saturdays

Learn from a keeper during a morning penguin feeding.


Look Listen Feel Storytime

Basecamp Northwest in the Living Northwest Trail Exhibit

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Look, Listen, Feel Story Time is a new interactive story time with activity bags for you and your child to explore. Come experience the story “Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond” by Cathryn Falwell, and learn how communities can come together to save wildlife!


Penguin Feeding*

Humboldt Penguin Exhibit

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Daily (may close early if fish sell out)
*Cost: $5 for 4 fish in addition to zoo admission


Tiger Training Demonstration

Banyan Wilds

11:30 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays

How do animal keepers safely work with large powerful predators? Learn how training allows tigers to participate in their own care and discover what Woodland Park Zoo is doing to protect these iconic cats


Orangutan Training Demonstration

1:30 p.m. Wednesdays


Horticulture Talks

Location: Banyan Wilds

1:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Plenty of carnivores live at Woodland Park Zoo, but did you know the zoo also has carnivorous plants? Hear incredible floral stories from the zoo’s talented horticulture team.


Ambassador Animals Training Demonstration

Locations of programs are posted at the zoo’s entrances

2:00 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

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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