Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington
601 N 59th St, Seattle, Washington 98103| Map |
Woodland Park Zoo has won more Best National Exhibit awards from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums than any other zoological institution except the Bronx Zoo in New York. It includes Zoomazium, an interactive nature-themed playspace for children, a hand-carved carousel and a jaguar exhibit complete with underwater viewing of the habitat.
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- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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Woodland Park Zoo is where I always take out-of-town visitors; it’s just that great. The zoo’s sprawling campus is separated into continents where animals roam free, so one can actually travel around the world in a day (or afternoon). Younger kids like the realistic, East African-inspired African Village, the carousel and playing in the “Zoomazium” exhibit, an indoor climbing area. Older kids like feeding the Australian parrots at Willawong station and meeting wild creatures in the humid Tropical Rain Forest (including poison dart frogs and jaguars).
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On rainy days, "Zoomazium" is a safe bet.
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Today was the first time I ever visited the zoo, even though I've lived in the area since 1999. Have I been missing out! I absolutely loved it and so did the family. I only set aside 2 hours to visit and I wish I'd set aside 4 or 6 because we had...
Love the Woodland Park Zoo! I have gone to so many field trips and family outings here and I also went here for an anniversary a year ago. The best time to go is on a cloudy day, that's when all the animals come out and there's also less people, which is probably why the anim...
This zoo is heart-grabbingly wonderful. It was designed with animal's in mind. The exhibits mimic the animal's natural habitat's, thus they are a lot more active than in other animal parks we have been to. I would not mind if my group just left me with the Penguins as I could gladly watch their antics all day. Still, there are so many amazing animals to see...from Tapirs to Tigers to Falcons. You can even help to feed some animals (like the Penguins!) and chat with keepers. The grounds are beautiful also. My husband is not someone who would normally pay attention to landscaping, but he was blown away by the quality of paths and gardens. A very uplifting, interactive place to spend the day, just make sur...