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Woodland Park Zoo Seattle Washington
5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103
Make it a date night or a special evening for the whole family by experiencing Woodland Park Zoo after hours at the new Evening Zoo, held six nights this summer: June 21 and 28, July 5, 19 and 26 and August 1. Until 8:30 p.m., the zoo’s lush botanical gardens will be open for guests to enjoy magical encounters with animals, ambassador animal presentations, animal keeper talks, storytelling, and discovery stations with cool biofacts and nature-inspired activities. Zoomazium, the zoo’s indoor nature play space for kids will be open. An assortment of food and beverages will be available for purchase and a beer and wine garden will be on the North Meadow for guests 21 and over (valid ID is required for entry). Evening Zoo is presented by Seattle’s own CW 11.
Evening Zoo costs regular zoo admission or is free for zoo members.
On June 28, Evening Zoo celebrates the 100th birthday of the zoo’s Historic Carousel, which was constructed and hand-carved by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The vintage carousel was donated to the zoo in 2006 by Linda and Tom Allen and the Alleniana Foundation to give multiple generations of carousel riders cherished memories and opportunities to experience a distinguished piece of American history, and to support the zoo's education and animal care programs through ticket sales.
On July 5, “Zoo for All” honors the rich diversity of the community with an event to welcome families and individuals from around Puget Sound and beyond, and people with different abilities and backgrounds. From 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., special programs will be tailored to guests with disabilities and differing sensory needs, including a sensory-friendly program in Zoomazium.