Create unforgettable memories while experiencing the wonders of the natural world at Woodland Park Zoo. The zoo is located just minutes north of downtown Seattle in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. The zoo's 92 acres and award-winning exhibits are home to more than 1,000 animals representing 300 species from around the world. Discover the world of grizzlies, lions, birds, snakes, turtles and more. Watch penguins "fly" underwater along a stunning desert coast. Enjoy squealing otters. Go eye-to-eye with orangutans in an open forest canopy. Capture the major milestones of the zoo's baby gorilla Yola as she continues to grow and discover the world around her. Explore Zoomazium's indoor nature play space. Learn how to save tigers at Banyan Wilds, a state-of-the-art exhibit for tigers and sloth bears. See butterflies take flight in their seasonal exhibit. Safari to Africa for sweeping views of giraffes, zebras and hippos. Trek north for "cold" encounters with gray wolves, sea eagles, snowy owls and elk. Go for a spin on the zoo's Historic Carousel which features classic, hand-carved wooden carousel horses. See animals up close at some of the zoo's daily programs including feeding experiences (seasonal), animal enrichment and staff talks. All programs are free with zoo admission or membership except where noted. Help the zoo save wildlife; when visitors see animals at Woodland Park Zoo, they help save wildlife and their wild places. That's because a portion of every dollar spent supports field conservation projects in the Northwest and around the world. Woodland Park Zoo fosters a lifelong love of animals, makes science come alive, and gives people the tools to take conservation action. As the Washington hub for excellence in conservation education, the zoo's programs are grounded in a robust, science and outcomes-based framework that connects people to nature, develops ecological literacy, provides pathways to conservation and inspires conservation action. Encounter wildlife from wild places at Woodland Park Zoo.