Woodland Park Zoo

You're never too old to go to the zoo.

Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo has won a bevy of AZA awards (the zoo equivalent of the Oscars) for best new exhibits. The African Savannah and Northern Trail exhibits are both full of zoo favorites: grizzlies, wolves, lions, giraffes, zebras, and flamingos. Make sure to take a map or else you might well get lost in the zoo’s winding pathways. There are events and talks from zookeepers during the day, so check the board when you arrive to see what’s happening when you visit.

Best things to see at Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo covers more than 92 acres. The exhibits are divided into different habitats, from rain forests to coastal deserts. Don’t miss the Rhino Reserve, where you can meet two young rhinos and learn about the Zoo’s efforts to combat rhino extinction.

Woodland Park Zoo directions and parking

Best way to get to Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is located in north/central Seattle near Gas Works Park. It is easy get to the zoo by car, bus, or bike. By car, take Exit 169/NE 50th St. off of I-5, and head west to reach the South Entrance. By bus, take Metro Bus #5 to Phinney Ave. N. and N. 55th St., which drops you off by the West Entrance.

Best parking near Woodland Park Zoo

Parking stalls are available in every zoo lot, as well as corresponding pay-for-parking kiosks. Overnight parking is not permitted in the zoo lots, and RV and bus parking is available near the South entrance. Additional parking is located in Lower Woodland Park at N. 50th and Aurora Ave. 

Woodland Park Zoo FAQs

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

No, ticket purchases are nonrefundable.

Do admission tickets include the cost of parking?

No, parking is a separate fee.

How long are tickets valid?

One-day entry tickets are only valid for the day listed on the ticket.