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Woodland Park Zoo

An Eastern Rosella at Woodland Park Zoo © pixelgerm
An Eastern Rosella at Woodland Park Zoo © pixelgerm

Located in Green Lake, the Woodland Park Zoo is a great place to take the kids for a day out exploring and meeting the animals. Kids will love the African elephants, Arctic foxes, sloth bears and red pandas or snowy owls, Chilean flamingos and golden eagles. There's also a fantastic variety of invertebrates such as spiders and butterflies, with over 1,100 animals from more than 300 species included in the zoo's collection. The animals' enclosures are carefully landscaped to include all kinds of interesting exotic plant life, and there is also a rose garden for peaceful strolling if the animals get to be a bit too much.

Address: 500 Phinney Avenue North

E-mail: zooinfo@zoo.org

Website: www.zoo.org

Telephone: (206) 548 2500

Opening times: Open daily 1 October to 30 April 9:30am-4pm; 1 May to September 30 9:30am-6pm. Closed 25 December.

Admission: 1 October - 31 March: $15 adults, $10 children. 1 April 1 - 30 September: $21 adults, $13 children.