What can the Puget Sound’s cultural organizations inspire together?



Celebrating Our Cultural Partners

Arts, science and heritage are the heart of Seattle. Woodland Park Zoo is part of a vibrant and rich community of cultural partners - from artists to actors to animal lovers, museums to musicians, and singers to scientists. We are all Wild at Heart, and we celebrate our unique and collective contributions that bring life to this city.

Each month in 2021, Woodland Park Zoo will join a different cultural partner from the Seattle area for a photo to capture our shared spirit and see what we can inspire together.


This Month’s Spotlight

March 2021

Together We Let Our Imaginations Take Flight!

Featured Partner: Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library and Woodland Park Zoo have joined together to let our imaginations take flight! Whooooo doesn’t love a good book? For our March photo celebration, Woodland Park Zoo’s Buddy the pharaoh eagle owl made a special visit to the Central Library in downtown Seattle to visit with the Chief Librarian. Buddy the owl spent some time in the stacks before having a hoot with Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner. Then Buddy’s fellow ambassador animal, Clyde the opossum, made a surprise appearance to take in a story in the Library’s Level 10 reading room.



Previous Spotlights

February 2021

Together We Let Our Hearts Soar!

Featured Partner: The Museum of Flight

This Valentine’s Day, The Museum of Flight and Woodland Park Zoo proclaim, “Together we let our hearts soar!” For our February photo celebration, Woodland Park Zoo’s Harry and Cisco paid a special visit to The Museum of Flight. Cisco, who flies in zoo educational programs, explored the aircraft while Harry the skunk checked out the Lockheed M-21 Blackbird, developed by the company’s legendary and aptly-named Skunk Works engineering team.

January 2021

Together We Jump for Joy!

Featured Partner: Pacific Northwest Ballet

The Pacific Northwest Ballet and Woodland Park Zoo proclaim, “Together we jump for joy!” For our January photo celebration, Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancers Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore visited the animals at Woodland Park Zoo for a delightful day of dance. Be it on pointe with penguins or leaping with lions, we can’t contain our excitement to be starting the year together.


Inspire Washington

Woodland Park Zoo and many of the partners above are members of Inspire WA, a statewide coalition that champions advocacy and resource development for Washington’s cultural sector, and works to strengthen communities by increasing access to science, heritage and arts.

Learn more about Inspire Washington