Today’s programs and events
- Animal activities: 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Special events
- Book an animal encounter or behind-the-scenes tour here
Train and carousel
- The zoo train is running daily at 10:30 a.m. weather permitting
- The carousel is running daily at 10:30 a.m. weather permitting
- Cascade Grill is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Africafe is open daily starting at 10:30 a.m.
- Cascade to Go kiosk is open at 9:30 a.m.
- Coffee Crossing is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Elephant Ears is open at 11 a.m.
Construction or accessibility notes
- Some habitats, including rhinos, hippos, polar bears and orangutans are closed to prepare for our final community bond projects. Learn more
All Washington Park attractions use a Pay-to-Park system. Parking fees mirror downtown's daytime hourly rate of $2/hour with a $8 daily maximum.
Ride transit and receive $1.50 off admission with each proof of ridership.