Today at the zoo

Today’s programs and events

Train and carousel

      • The zoo train and carousel will run daily, weather dependent.

Construction or accessibility notes

Animal habitats closed while we complete the final community-funded bond projects: 

            • Orangutans - returning 2020
            • Rhinos - returning 2020
            • Hippos - closed permanently to expand rhino habitat
            • Polar bears - returning 2020

Learn more about the new habitats and the other bond-funded projects.

Parking or riding

Guests are strongly encouraged to ride MAX to the zoo, especially during busy weekends and event days.

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 regular admission with each proof of ridership.

Share your experiences and feedback

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