Woodland Park Zoo is raising its winter admission fees by 50 cents beginning on Monday, Jan. 3. Admission will be $11.50 for adults and $8.50 for children ages 3-12. The zoo will implement another increase on May 1, raising summer season rates to $17.50 for adults and $11.50 for children ages 3-12. Toddlers 2 and under are still free.
Seniors and people with physical disabilities will still receive $2 off. Parking is also going up by 25 cents to $5.25 on Jan. 3, because of the City of Seattle’s parking tax.
More than a million people visit the zoo each year to connect with the natural world and learn how they can help preserve wildlife and their natural habitats. Beginning next summer, 25 cents from each admission fee will be earmarked for the zoo’s field conservation programs. The new program, Quarters for Conservation, will call on visitors to act directly by allowing them to choose field conservation programs to support. “All our guests will be given a token as they enter the zoo and they can drop this token in special kiosks to “vote” for the conservation project of their choice. It’s an engaging way to inspire our guests to learn about the critical field conservation projects our zoo supports across the globe and in our backyard,” explained Jensen.