Temporarily closed indoor nature play space



Zoomazium is Temporarily Closed

For health and safety, the indoor Zoomazium building is temporarily closed.


About Zoomazium

Zoomazium is an indoor, all-weather facility that incorporates spectacular multimedia features with fun, interactive nature-themed areas devoted to play and learning for children from birth to eight (8) years of age (though all ages and abilities are welcome!) All of the exhibits within Zoomazium have been designed for whole-bodied, imaginative play, as well as integration with existing zoo programs.

The building is divided into several play areas, including active spaces for exploratory play, a stage for theatrical demonstrations, storytelling, puppet shows and video presentations, and a Project Place for guided learning. What could be more fun than exploring a mountain cave, crossing a rope bridge in the tree canopy, discovering what lies beneath a savanna water hole or even climbing a 20-foot tree?! All this and more are awaiting discovery for young children interested in nature.

Rain or Shine Play Time


Explore With Us

Come find us in front of Zoomazium!

Tuesday/Wednesday and Saturday/Sunday mornings*

Drop-in family activities appropriate for ages birth to eight (8) years old encouraging child-led exploration of natural materials.

*Subject to staff availability

Activity Download

In Search of Winter Snacks

Animals need to eat, even when it’s cold outside. Time to think like a hungry animal and see what winter has to offer! This activity builds dexterity and promotes a positive relationship with nature.



Virtual Backpacks


These virtual backpacks are activity packets designed for caregivers and their children to use while visiting the zoo. They are modeled after the physical backpacks we used to have available in Zoomazium.



Sensory Social Story

Zoomazium Logo

When Zoomazium is ready to reopen, guests may find the Sensory Social Story a helpful guide to familiarize yourself and your child with what to expect from a visit to Zoomazium.

Read the Zoomazium Sensory Social Story

Zoomazium to You

Woodland Park Zoo Aerial Image

Enjoy nature play tips for exploration at home.

Explore the resources

Green Story

Woodland Park Zoo Aerial Image

Learn about the LEED gold certification of the Zoomazium building.

Read the green story

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.

Humane Certification
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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