Woodland Park Zoo

Save 46% on admission to the top 5 Seattle attractions with CityPASS.


  • See the world’s first sustainable penguin exhibit, using geothermal technology to cool and heat the water.
  • Visit naturalistic habitats that take you from the Pacific Northwest (Northern Trail) to Australia and New Zealand to South America and Africa.
  • Meet a vast assortment of amazing animals at the Temperate Forest, African Savanna and Tropical Rain Forest.
  • Immerse yourself in the desert coast of Peru with the state-of-the-art Humboldt penguin exhibit.
  • Don't miss the state-of-the-art Banyan Wilds exhibit, home to tigers and sloth bears!


South Entrance address:
750 N. 50th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

GPS/West Entrance address:
5500 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
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Open daily 9:30am
Closing times vary seasonally.
Closed Christmas Day.

(206) 548-2500

Advice for Visitors


  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.


  • Dining: 1899 Grove, Gather + Graze Café, multiple snack shacks
  • Gift Shops: ZooStore (west entrance)

Visitor Safety:

  • The Woodland Park Zoo has safety protocols in place to ensure a safe environment for its guests and staff; learn more on their website.

Best time to visit: The least-crowded time to visit is weekday afternoons after 1pm.

Accessibility: Fully accessible. Non-electric wheelchairs available at guest services for $10.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.