Today at the zoo

Today’s programs and events

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 

Important hours

      • 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

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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