Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.

For more than 110 years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a cherished community resource and a unique urban oasis. Generations of Puget Sound families have come to the zoo to marvel at the animals and be inspired by the peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

Animal care professionals at Woodland Park Zoo are experts in their field and provide the highest quality care for animals every day. The zoo manages the largest live animal collection in Washington state, with 1,000 animals, representing more than 300 species. The zoo provides a home for 40 endangered and 17 threatened or vulnerable animal species. The zoo’s botanical collection includes more than 92,000 plants and trees representing more than 1,300 species.

Woodland Park Zoo is famed for creating revolutionary naturalistic exhibits that began a shift that changed the face of zoos worldwide. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has honored the zoo with seven major exhibit awards: Humboldt penguin, Jaguar Cove, Trail of Vines, Northern Trail, Tropical Rain Forest, Elephant Forest and African Savanna.

Hours Oct 1- April 30 9:30am-4pm daily May 1- September 30 9:30am-6pm daily

Directions to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle:

From the South / Downtown
Take I-5 north to NE 50th St (Exit #169).
Go west 1.3 miles to the South Gate at N 50th St and Fremont Ave N.
From the North
Take I-5 south to NE 50th St (Exit #169).
Go west 1.3 miles to the South Gate at N 50th St and Fremont Ave N. 

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  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • 5500 Phinney Ave. No.
  • Seattle, WA 98103
  • 206.684.4892
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