Today at the zoo

Today's programs and events


Important hours

      • Cascade Grill is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Africafe is open everday starting at 11 a.m.
      • Cascade to Go kiosk is open at 9 a.m.
      • Coffee Crossing is open at 10 a.m.
      • Elephant Ears is open at 11a.m.

Construction or accessibility notes

      • Some habitats are closed to prepare for construction of our last stretch of bond-funded projects. Learn more

Train, Carousel and Climbing Wall

      • The zoo train is running daily at 10:30 a.m. weather permitting.  $4.00 and $3.50 for members.
      • The carousel is running daily at 10:30 a.m. weather permitting.   $3.00 and $2.50 for members.
      • The climbing wall is running daily at 10:30 a.m. weather permitting.  $5.00 and $4.50 for members.

Parking or riding

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.


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