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!




January 23 - April 30, 2023

Open Daily

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

May 1 - September 5, 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

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

Temporary Closures

The Bug World exhibit will close on January 17, 2023 for exhibit maintenance and will reopen sometime in May.

The Butterfly Garden exhibit is closed for the season.

To protect animals most at risk from exposure to avian influenza, some exhibits are temporarily closed or empty, and programming may be altered. The Humboldt penguin exhibit is open to the public.

The wetlands exhibit in the Temperate Forest is closed until further notice.




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.

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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