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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.

TIMED TICKETS & HOURS

 

Tickets are for Designated Entrance Times

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

For more information about 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.


Timed Entry Tickets


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.


BUY TICKETS

Purchase at the Zoo


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.

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

Accessibility Admission


Beginning September 23, 2020

The last two hours of daytime operations on Wednesdays are reserved for those with a disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.

See Guest FAQ for details


Buy Tickets

 

Save wildlife and enjoy unlimited admission and fantastic benefits!


BECOME A MEMBER

 

Hours


Today - April 28

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

May 1 - September 7

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

NOTE: The last two hours of daytime operations on Wednesdays are reserved for those with a disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering (beginning September 23, 2020).

See Guest FAQ for details

The zoo is open daily except Christmas Day, December 25.

Today’s Prices


Adult (13-64)  $22.95

Child (3-12)    $13.95

Senior (65+)    $20.95

Toddler (0-2)  FREE

$5 Discover Ticket for current foster and kinship families or recipients of EBT/Washington Quest or WIC Assistance.

Learn more on our discounts page

Discount for persons with disabilities:
$2 off regular admission, 1:1 aides are complimentary*

Learn more about accessibility at the zoo

*only available at zoo gates, not online

 

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Read the FAQs or contact zooinfo@zoo.org


GUEST FAQ   MEMBERSHIP FAQ

CARING FOR ALL

 

 

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
  • One-way path to outdoor exhibits
  • 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

 

 

WHAT'S OPEN

 

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

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


Temporary Closures

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

 

GETTING HERE

 

Entrance & Admissions

Admission to the zoo will be through the West Entrance only (near penguins)


West Entrance: 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Cross streets: Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th and N. 56th St.


The South Entrance (near the African Savanna) will be closed for entry. Both gates will have exits available, as will the North gate near the Historic Carousel.

 

 

Please look for signs at the West Entrance to help you navigate to the correct line for advance ticket holders, members or those wishing to purchase tickets on-site. For those familiar with the zoo, the entry process and lines will be and feel different.

Access to the West Entrance will be available through the Otter parking lot only. Signs and staff will be available to help guests navigate to the entrance from the additional parking lots.

Please maintain at least six feet of social distance between groups at all times. Keep your family close and give other visitors their space.

 

Directions

Car


From North or South bound I-5, take Exit 169/NE 50th St, go west to Phinney Ave. N. Turn right and drive north on Phinney Ave. N. to the West Entrance just past N. 55th St.

Bus


Take North or South bound Metro Bus #5 to Phinney Ave. N. and N. 55th St. to arrive at the West Entrance.

Parking

 

All Lots are Open

Use PayByPhone or pay at the gates

Download the PayByPhone app to make an easy, no-touch payment or note your license number and pay at the gate.

Guests may also pay on-site by visiting www.PayByPhone.com or calling (888) 515-7275.

 

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)*


FREE covered, secure bicycle parking at West Entrance.

No overnight parking is permitted in the zoo lots.

Bus/RV parking in Hippo lot only.

Additional parking is located in Lower Woodland Park at N. 50th and Aurora Ave. N. about .1 mile from the South Entrance.

*Zoo member discount for parking will only be available at the gate and will not be available using the app.


ADA Accessible Parking

ADA accessible parking stalls are available in all zoo lots. Parking fees do not apply for any vehicle displaying a valid disabled parking placard, in any WPZ parking space.

The South Entrance to the zoo will be closed, and while ADA parking spots will continue to be available in the Hippo parking lot adjacent to the South Entrance, those spots will not have direct access to the zoo.

The West Entrance will be open to guests and ADA parking spots in all nearby lots will be available. For your convenience, the zoo is also adding six additional, temporary ADA parking spots in the Otter parking lot near the West Entrance.

Shuttles will not be available between parking lots and the zoo entrance, but signs will be posted to assist guests navigating your way to the entrance.


Electric Car Charging Stations

Available through ReachNow

There are four Eluminocity chargers in the Otter Lot by the West Entrance, and two Eluminocity chargers in the Hippo Lot by the South Entrance.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

 

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