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


What is included with my ticket?

General Admission tickets include event admission, the opportunity to try bites crafted by some of Seattle’s premier chefs, six tasting tickets to sample whiskey expressions offered by premier distilleries, two beverage tickets to be redeemed for a full pour of beer or wine, animal ambassador experiences on the North Meadow, and access to all zoo exhibits.

Will Whiskey & WildBites admission be available the day of the event?

If the event does not sell out in advance, general admission tickets will be available to purchase the day of the event, while quantities last. However, please note that this event is anticipated to sell out.

What is a “bite?”

A bite refers to a bite/snack-sized dish prepared by one of our renowned guest chefs.

Are children allowed at Whiskey and WildBites?

No, this is a 21 and over event and no one under the age of 21 will be allowed inside the venue.

Are the items available for purchase at the event cash only, or do you accept credit cards?

Event admission tickets (based on availability) and additional food/drinks may be purchased with cash or credit.

Will there be vegetarian options available?

We are encouraging our chefs to provide vegetarian bites, however what they prepare is at their discretion. All common allergens will be posted and you can always ask the chef or a representative for a list of ingredients used!

Is this event raising money for the zoo?

Yes! Ticket sales, along with additional food and drinks, all raise money to benefit Woodland Park Zoo. Since this is an after-hours fundraising event, regular zoo membership admission does not apply.

Where do I park? How much does parking cost?

The best parking for this event is in the zoo lots located along Phinney Avenue N. and N. 59th Street. The lot accessible on N. 50th & Fremont Ave. N. will also be open, but the West and North lots are recommended (first come, first served).

Pay-for-parking kiosks are located at each lot. Parking is $6 for first 2 hours; $2 each additional hour (+ taxes and fees).

Disabled parking is available in all zoo lots.

If you must park on the streets surrounding the zoo, please be courteous and do not block driveways.

What should I wear?

This is a very casual event and you will be on grass and outdoors, so dress comfortably and appropriately (rain or shine).

What animal exhibits will I be able to visit?

At this event, all animal exhibits will be open for you to visit! This will be a great time to see our animals after-hours!

Will there be animal encounters during this event?

Yes, Ambassador Animal encounters will be present throughout this event. For more information on our Ambassador Animals.



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