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Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, USA

Editor: Mrinali Jadhav

Photo by Alexey Demidov on Pexels.com

What to expect

Visitors of all ages enjoy their time in the zoological garden and wildlife conservation facility, but children especially like it. Because of the size of the grounds, allow at least a half-day to see everything. Wear walking shoes. Families are permitted to bring their food and drink to the zoological garden, however, there are cafés and restaurants there as well.

The zoo is separated into bioclimatic zones and natural habitats, which include humid rainforests, deserts, and coastlines. Among the zoo new-borns as of fall 2015 are gorillas, penguins, and lion cubs. It has won more than 65 prizes and it is award-winning in various categories. The Zoo wants to preserve the Endangered Species Act.

A petting zoo and farm area are located at the entrance, and there are feedings and displays all day long; the raptor show is especially remarkable. You can organize your day and make the most of your trip with the family with the help of a free smartphone app.

Things to know before you go

•To avoid using the paper map, download the Woodland Park Zoo app.

•The zoo offers dining options and snack shops, or you may bring a picnic to enjoy in the North Meadow.

•Strollers and wheelchairs are excellent options for seeing the whole zoo because doing so can require a lot of walking.

•Any vehicle carrying a legitimate disability parking sticker is exempt from paying parking costs in any WPZ parking area. 

•The well-informed that smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the zoo.It is highly advised that visitors buy their tickets online well in advance of their visit.

•No pets are permitted on zoo premises, except for service animals, for the protection of our animals.

•Remain on designated pathways and spaces.

•Keep calm around exhibitions.

•No balloons, grills, balls, firearms, radios, skateboards, bicycles, flying discs, scooters, straws, caps, or alcohol is permitted for the protection of our animals and guests.

•All across the zoo, use the garbage, recycling, and composting containers.

•The majority of the exhibits are accessible, and there are food and shopping options as well as facilities available for your convenience. 

•Avoid pounding on glass or making any other noise that can startle the animals.

Getting there

•The Woodland Park Zoo, located in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood, is close to the 169/NE 50th Street exit off Interstate 5 and there is a charge for on-site parking. 

•For visitors taking a bus to the Woodland Park Zoo, Metro Bus 5 stops at Phinney Avenue N. and N. 55th Street, just outside the zoo’s west entrance.

•The zoo lots do not allow overnight parking, except for buses, and RVs are restricted to the Hippo lot. 

•About a mile from the South Entrance in Lower Woodland Park, near N. 50th and Aurora Ave. N, there is additional parking.

•There is affordable parking at the entrance but not through the app.


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