August 4, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Early entry for Premium ticket holders at 5:00 p.m.



What is included with my ticket?

This year we are offering a Premium ticket ($145 plus fees) as well as a General Admission ticket ($95 plus fees). The General Admission tickets include event admission, opportunity to enjoy bites crafted by 16 of Seattle's premier chefs, two complimentary full pour beer or wine tickets, special ambassador animal experiences and access to most zoo exhibits. The Premium ticket has everything included in the General Admission tickets as well as early entry at 5:00 p.m, a signature cocktail, a commemorative glass, and an exclusive ambassador animals experience.

Will 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 online the day of the event, while quantities last. Tickets will only be sold online and will not be purchasable in-person. However, please note that this event is anticipated to sell out. No ticket refunds. Event is rain or shine.

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 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?

Yes, vegetarian options will be available at select chef stations. 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?

Parking for this event is in the zoo lots located along Phinney Avenue N. and N. 59th Street, and the lot accessible on N. 50th & Fremont Ave. N. Both the West and South zoo entrances will be open for this event.

Pay-for-parking kiosks are located at each lot. Parking is $6 (+ taxes and fees). If there are folks visiting the zoo earlier in the day and then also staying for Wildbites they need to follow our normal parking policy.

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, most 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. Find out more information on our Ambassador Animals page.



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Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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