Woodland Park Zoo

5500 Phinney Avenue North

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


Sean Williams

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Parking can be a challenge. There are a number of lots and at times they are all full. And this is Seattle... street parking in a neighborhood? Forget it. But once inside it was great! Even on a crowded day there is plenty of room. There are new features. Lots of clean restrooms. Many benches to pause and rest while munching a bag lunch. Even a decent food court if you don't bring your own. Would have given it five stars, except the parking has been an issue for years and they refuse to do anything. Seattle just isn't a car friendly place, so they probably never will...

Joshua Sieck

Saturday, June 2, 2018
A zoo done right. Right in Seattle. The good - conservation and education opportunities and every turn - something for every age - the comfort and safety of the animals comes first - an oasis close to downtown - holiday lights are spectacular - lots of green space. - you can bring in your own picnic - exhibits are well planned and well spaced. - excellent volunteer program. The bad - parking can be a challenge during peak times - plan the trip carefully. Your trip will be impacted by Seattle traffic - some enclosures show their age but there is constant positive intent to update and to modernize. -

Stephanie Pace

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
We visited the zoo while on vacation in Seattle and were only able to spend a couple hours there before having to leave. It is a fairly big zoo and we had to rush through. I would have liked to spend a longer time there and I can certainly see people spending a good few hours here especially families. I think you would enjoy it even if you weren't with the family. They have a big variety of species in the zoo and they do a great job of the exhibits. I did not try any of the food so I am not sure about that. I would not mind going back to the zoo if I am ever back in Seattle.

Kody Wilson

Sunday, May 27, 2018
One of our favorite spots in Seattle! The kids love it. The exhibits are well designed and the zoo is laid out in such a way that it really hides the rest of the city making you feel like you are out there in nature. Now there are rhinos! Over the past few years a number of babies have been born including gorilla, giraffe, lion, and sloth bear all of which have been big hits with the kids. Often we get to hear zoo volunteers and/or staff give extra information about the animals and their habitats. Our kids are inspired to help protect nature and have a fun time while learning.

Carolyn Emigh

Saturday, June 2, 2018
A beautiful zoo with lots of green space, wide sidewalks and wide selection of animals to see. We bought a family membership because we like going so much. It's worth it if you plan on going more than a couple of times a year. The food selection is fine but the prices are a little high so we generally bring our own water and snacks. Then we get lunch elsewhere.

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