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Experience the Learning Opportunities at the Woodland Park Zoo

Eagle Eye Eagle Eye Photo: twelvex via Flickr

The mission of the Woodland Park Zoo is simple: to save animals and their habitats through conservation efforts. In order to encourage these efforts in their Seattle community and beyond, you'll find many engaging experiences at the zoo, geared toward families, to encourage everyone to learn, care, and act upon what is right for the animals that share this planet with humanity.

Are you ready to visit the 1,100 animals that call the Woodland Park Zoo home?

 

It's Not Just About the Animals at the Woodland Park Zoo

The State of Washington in its western region is known for the amount of rain it receives throughout the year. Except for a brief two month period in summer, rain is more common than sunshine. This amount of wet weather makes it the perfect environment for many plants to grow and Western Washington is even home to a rain forest!

This unique environment is also characterized at the Woodland Park Zoo because flora and fauna are incredibly important to the habitat of an animal. There are hundreds of thousands of plants that zoo personnel help to take care of on a daily basis and this unique habitat, combined with their efforts, makes the zoo feel more like part of the natural environment. Since 1987, over 4,000 trees have been planted at the zoo!

Lions in Love

Lions in Love                                                                                           Photo: ttstam/Flickr

 

The Woodland Park Zoo Takes Action When It Comes To Conservation

We need to have nature in order to survive, but nature needs us to effectively take care of it so that it is around for the generations to come. The Woodland Park Zoo takes action every day to help reach people by focusing on sustainability, education about conservation, breeding through conservation, and field conservation. These efforts help to make up the heart of the zoo and it is evident in nearly every animal enclosure.

Living in habitats that closely reflect their own natural homes, the Woodland Park Zoo takes great efforts to help animals live as freely as possible. Even though the zoo is only 92 acres in size, many of the exhibits have won awards because of their ability to blend visitor safety with habitat replication so that each animal living at the zoo can feel as free as possible.

Gazelles

Gazelles at Woodland Park Zoo                                           Photo: aboyandhisbike

 

Visiting the Woodland Park Zoo is easy! Open every day except Christmas Day, adult tickets are just $12.75. Tickets for kids are $8.75 and seniors receive a $2 discount. Located just off of Highway 99, it's easy to reach the zoo from virtually any part of Seattle. The zoo will also take $2 off of your admission if you ride the bus to get out there!

Parking is available for $5.25 in one of the zoo's five parking lots. The doors open at 9 am, with closing times varying throughout the season.

Information

Hours:
May 1 - September 30: Open daily 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 1 - April 30: Open daily 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Address/Map:  601 N 59th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 548-2500
Website: Plan your visit to Woodland Park Zoo
   
Summer Tkts: Adult $18.75 | Senior $16.75 | Child (3-12) $11.75  | Toddler (0-2) FREE
Winter Tkts: Adult $12.75 | Senior $10.75 | Child (3-12) $8.75  | Toddler (0-2) FREE