Woodland Park Zoo

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  • Address: 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2065482500
  • Ticket Price: 20 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
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Woodland Park Zoo is Zoological garden in Seattle, Washington. Imagine walking into a wooded patch and there- suddenly you see a Giraffe head pop out of the greens- what a wonderful surprise that would be! At the Woodland Park Zoo, this is a regular happening. You get a chance to observe animals in their native habitat, leading their lives as if they were in the wild. This amazing scene part of a series of regular exhibits and it is one of the first zoos to have exhibits that immerse you into the natural world of nature almost completely. This is not limited to animals from only one climatic zone because they've created environments that blend from one climate zone to another to give you a real-time feel of nature at its best. Using ambient audio, the experience is heightened. With a thick canopy of green trees the walk through the zoo is nothing short of an adventure on its own!

Most zoos have good displays but at Woodland Park Zoo you have the chance to interact with baby animals too. In the Australian exhibit you even get a chance to feed a variety of Parrots and get more informed about how to help bird species in your own surroundings.

For those of you who love flowers the zoo has a beautiful rose garden with the most exquisite varieties of roses on 2 acres of land and make for a pretty sight.

A little treat for children and adults alike is a ride on the vintage carousel. It's a beautiful hand-crafted ride and the proceeds go to better care of the animals and zoo maintenance. The Zoomazium is perfect for toddlers as it has fun activities like climbing trees and mountains and has an exploring area.

The Zoo is a century old and they have received many awards for their excellent quality exhibits and their dedicated staff make the experience memorable. The cafe has delicious food when you feel hungry and the gift shop's cute knickknacks and memorabilia sale also helps zoo maintenance. So plan a day around your visit to the Woodland Park Zoo and get the chance to see animals from different areas around the world at a very close distance. An Arctic Fox or a Humboldt Penguin could just become your new best friend!

Visit one of the most picturesque places in Seattle with Woodland Park Zoo, a place your children would love to enter. The best way to get to this attraction is to purchase Woodland Park Zoo Tickets from the ticket window or online. There are various ticket prices pertaining to adults, children and toddlers. To buy Tickets for Woodland Park Zoo, you just need to walk to the counter, although you might have to stand in lines, especially during summers. Woodland Park Zoo Ticket Prices are affordable and promise you a fun day ahead as you get to see both nature and animal world.

Further, you can also book tickets for Woodland Park Zoo with the help of some guided tours to know this attraction better.

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Woodland Park Zoo Travel Tips

  • The zoo will be crowded on weekends.

Entrance Ticket Details For Woodland Park Zoo

1st April to 30th September:

  • Adult (13 - 64 years): USD 19.95
  • Child (3-12 years): USD 12.25
  • Toddler (0 - 2 years): FREE
  • Senior (65+) and disabled discount - $2 off regular admission - (Only available at zoo gates, not online)

1St October to 31st March:

  • Adult (13 - 64 years): USD 13.75
  • Child (3-12 years): USD 9.25
  • Toddler (0 - 2 years: FREE
  • Senior (65+) and disabled discount - $2 off regular admission - (Only available at zoo gates, not online)

Woodland Park Zoo Hours

  • Zoo Opening Hours - 9:30 am
  • Closing times vary seasonally.
  • October 1 - April 30: 9:30 am - 4 pm
  • Closed on Christmas Day, December 25.
  • Best time to visit Zoo on weekday at afternoons after 1 pm.

How to Reach Woodland Park Zoo

  • Bus Phinney Ave N and N58th St. -5, 82

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  • Woodland Park Zoo Address: 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
  • Woodland Park Zoo Contact Number: +1-2065482500
  • Woodland Park Zoo Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Woodland Park Zoo Price: 20 USD
  • Time required to visit Woodland Park Zoo: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 48.43% of people who visit Seattle include Woodland Park Zoo in their plan

  • 41.43% of people start their Woodland Park Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Woodland Park Zoo

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Woodland Park Zoo

People normally club together Discovery Park and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks while planning their visit to Woodland Park Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Woodland Park Zoo Reviews & Ratings

  • awesome zoo! been to many over the years and this one always stands out. great vantage points and amazing animals. the tigers are the most likely to be out of view, but what can you do. the snow leopards are usually up on the hill so the best place to see them is actually on the back side path by the northern trail. obviously timing is a huge factor so just do your due diligence to avoid coming right after feeding times and you wont be disappointed.

  • Lovely zoo with array of different animals divided by continents. Great place to go with family or even on your own. Food and coffee located inside. There is also a zoo shop with souvenirs. They offer workshops and hold concerts . The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly . Lots of walking and good way to have an active day.

  • We enjoy visiting Zoos when we travel. This zoo is a very nice place to visit. The animals have room to move about and live in a more natural setting for them. It is nicely laid out and honestly it is worth a visit if you enjoy Zoos. It was about s 10 minute Uber ride from downtown. I’ve included a few pictures from our day. Definitely plan on spending at least 5 hours there as a minimum.

  • Why would you not love this place? Great sights, friendly staff/volunteers (yes, even volunteers go out of their way to help you), affordable. My only complaint (which isn't even a valid complaint) is it's hard to see some animals -- but that is completely understandable. The animals would be very stressed out and die much sooner if they were constantly visible. And this is a common issue among all zoos for a reason. You just can't force animals to be constantly watched and expect them to be comfortable. So when you go here, or any zoo, understand you won't see every animal in every exhibit. One valid complaint I do have is the insect/arachnid section was not very expansive. I was expecting more creepy crawly things to see, but I gotta say, of all the zoos I've been to, as strange as it is for me to say about a zoo in the biggest city I've ever gone to -- they're presentation was pretty small. I've been to smaller cities with more to exhibit. I'm not even interested in bugs, and I still noticed this. Over all, a great visit anyway, especially if you show up in time to follow their path of shows.

  • Amazing Zoo! I would give this place a 6 out of 5 star review! There are so many amazing exhibits! The animals exhibits were large so the animals can live a good life! The grounds were clean! The penguins were the best they were swimming right by the glass giving you a fun show! The zoo has many different animals from different areas of the world making the experience great, I saw animals I would never see in the wild! Every time you go it will be a different experience because of how the animals act! Daily there are shows too! They let the giraffes go into the savanna so they cross the path 2 times a day! This is definitely worth a visit!

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