Make your day and a difference for wildlife

Woodland Park Zoo is open with a safe, outdoor experience for all.
Learn what’s new at the zoo for the health and safety of people and animals alike.



Designated Entrance Times

Face coverings REQUIRED for entry (ages 5+) and for the duration of your visit regardless of your vaccination status.

For more information about *acceptable* face coverings, disability accommodations and other safety protocols, see the Guest FAQ

We strongly recommend for you to purchase your tickets online in advance of your visit. Once inside the zoo, you are welcome to enjoy your visit and exit prior to the zoo’s closing time or designated reserved accessibility hours.

Timed Entry Tickets

Timed ticket holders must enter at the West Gate located at 5500 Phinney Ave. N.

To limit the number of guests inside the zoo at any given time, visitors will purchase tickets with a specific entrance time. Tickets will be available 30 days in advance. Guests and members should avoid arriving earlier than 5 minutes prior to their entry time. If you arrive early, please wait inside your vehicle if possible.


Purchase at the Zoo

Please note, on-site ticket purchases may require an extended wait.

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase in person at the zoo. Visitors who do not purchase tickets online may buy them at the zoo for the next available entrance time or a future date if tickets are sold out.


Accessibility Admission

Reserved hours for those with a disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering. Learn more on the accessibility page.


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Note to Visitors


Exhibit Work

The Komodo dragon's will be off view while their exhibit is undergoing renovations.

What's Open

Enjoy an outdoor experience and spend quality time with your favorite animals and people. Most exhibits are open, and there are still dining and shopping experiences to enjoy and available restrooms for your convenience.

Temporary Closures

Please note some areas of the zoo are closed for safety, including indoor buildings and high-touch areas.

Zoomazium, Tropical Rain Forest building, Historic Carousel, Willawong Station, Bug World, Molbak’s Butterfly Garden, All playgrounds, Mother’s/Nursing room, Vending machines, Drinking fountains and water refilling stations, Face painting, Kiosks



Admission Rates

Current prices are valid through September 30, 2021


Today - September 6, 2021

Open Daily

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


Parking fees do not apply for any vehicle displaying a valid disabled parking placard, in any WPZ parking space.

Otter, Bear & Penguin Lots

$6 for first 2 hours; $2 each additional hour (+ taxes and fees)

Hippo & Flamingo Lots

$4 for the day (+ taxes and fees)

Find out more about getting to the zoo

Discount for Persons with Disabilities

$2 off regular admission, 1:1 aides are complimentary.

Learn more about accessibility at the zoo


Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Read the FAQs or contact




We’re looking out for everyone’s health and safety, people and animals alike!

Here are some changes to keep in mind when planning your next visit:

  • Timed ticket entry for social distancing
  • Facial coverings required for all guests (ages 5+) and staff
  • Entry only through West Entrance. South Entrance closed for entry.
  • All main exits open
  • Hand sanitization stations widely available
  • Increased sanitization and cleaning
  • Outdoor dining and grab-and-go options are available
  • Cashless food service payments starting December 1, 2020
  • Reduced capacity in ZooStore and dining facilities
  • Some indoor buildings closed and programs temporarily unavailable
  • No-touch parking payments
  • Plexi or glass dividers at transaction points
  • Complying with all Washington state and King County health guidelines

Get more details about what to expect before you arrive and when you are here.

Learn More in our FAQ



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