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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

 

Tickets are for Designated Entrance Times

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

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.


BUY TICKETS

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.


Directions

Accessibility Admission


Ticket holders will enter at the South Gate located at 750 N. 50th St.

The last two hours of daytime operations on Wednesdays are reserved for those with a disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering. We will provide extra cleaning prior to guests entering the zoo.

See Guest FAQ for details


Buy Tickets

 

Save wildlife and enjoy unlimited admission and fantastic benefits!


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HOURS & PRICES

 


Today - April 30, 2021


Daily (except Wednesdays)

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


Wednesdays

September 23 – November 11, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for general admission and members
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. reserved for accessibility admission

November 18, 2020 – January 13, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for general admission and members
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. reserved for accessibility admission


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

May 1 - September 7, 2021


Daily (except Wednesdays)

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


Wednesdays

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for general admission and members
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. reserved for accessibility admission


Discover Ticket

$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

 

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

 

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

ALERT: We will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26, 2020.