Woodland Park Zoo

5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103- Map It
(206) 548-2500
Save up to 20% on tickets purchased online

AAA Editor Notes

Woodland Park Zoo has two entrances, at 750 N. 50th St. (south) and 5500 Phinney Ave. N. (west). The zoo is known for its dedication to replicating naturalistic habitats. The Tropical Rain Forest habitat, in addition to offering jaguar and gorilla exhibits, is lush with 700 plant species. The Adaptations Building is home to meerkats and nocturnal animals as well as the world's largest lizard—the endangered Komodo dragon, a native of Indonesia. Northern Trail provides a habitat for grizzly bears, river otters, Roosevelt elk, gray wolves, mountain goats and Steller's sea eagles. Endangered orangutans, lion-tailed macaques and siamangs reside within the Trail of Vines, while hippopotamuses, giraffes, patas monkeys, oryxes, zebras and lions roam the African Savanna. The Temperate Forest is a wetlands exhibit that also includes various waterfowl species, while Bug World thrills kids with the likes of cockroaches, walking sticks and tarantulas. Humboldt penguins live in a habitat that mimics the desert coast of Peru, complete with cliffs, beaches and crashing waves. Bright pink Chilean flamingos have a salt marsh to call their own. Willawong Station is a walk-through bird enclosure showcasing Australian parrots. Last but not least is Zoomazium, an indoor, all-season nature play space and learning center. Rental strollers and wheelchairs are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Admission Apr.-Sept. $19.95; $17.95 (ages 65+ and the physically impaired); $12.25 (ages 3-12). Admission rest of year $13.75; $11.75 (ages 65+ and the physically impaired); $9.25 (ages 3-12). Phone ahead to confirm seasonal rates. Carousel rides $2. Parking: $5.25; $15.75 (RVs).
AAA Benefit:
Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo is a 92 acre oasis and home to 1,000 animals representing over 300 species. Noted for its cutting edge exhibits and expansive horticulture collection, the award-winning zoo is hailed as one of the finest in the world. Save up to 20% on youth and adult tickets only when purchased online. Use the three digit club code from your membership card for the promo code. Print your tickets at home and bring with you by-passing the ticket counter.
Hours: Daily 9:30-6, May-Sept.; 9:30-4, rest of year. Animal contact area open Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Special programs and talks are presented May 1-Labor Day weekend. Closed Christmas.