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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

 

Designated Entrance Times

We strongly recommend for you to purchase your tickets online in advance of your visit

BRING YOUR MASK TO ENJOY THE FULL ZOO EXPERIENCE

INDOORS: Masks are required for all (ages 5+) in indoor spaces including restrooms, restaurants, shops and indoor exhibits.

OUTDOORS: Masks are encouraged for all (ages 5+) in outdoor spaces.

Please bring your mask so you can be sure to visit all areas of the zoo currently open to guests. For information about disability accommodations and other safety protocols, see the Guest FAQ.


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

 

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BECOME A MEMBER

 

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

HOURS & PRICES

 

Admission Rates

Current prices are valid through September 30, 2021


Hours


Today - September 6, 2021

Open Daily

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

Parking


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 zooinfo@zoo.org


GUEST FAQ   MEMBERSHIP FAQ

CARING FOR ALL

 

You can count on enhanced health and safety measures at your zoo in accordance with recom-mendations from the CDC and Washington state reopening guidance.

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

  • Timed ticket entry to manage capacity
  • Masks required for all (ages 5+) in indoor spaces including restrooms, restaurants, shops and indoor exhibits
  • Masks encouraged for all (ages 5+) in outdoor spaces
  • Entry currently through West Entrance only
  • South Entrance reopens July 1, 2021
  • All main exits open
  • Hand sanitization stations widely available
  • Sanitization and cleaning protocols following CDC recommendations
  • Outdoor dining and grab-and-go options available
  • Cashless food service payments
  • Reduced capacity in ZooStore and dining facilities until July 1, 2021
  • Some indoor buildings closed and programs temporarily unavailable
  • No-touch parking payment options available
  • Acrylic 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.


READ THE FAQ

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