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Paul Titus Carousel

Go for a spin

HEALTH/SAFETY UPDATE: The carousel is CLOSED. We’re taking precautionary measures across the Zoo to keep our guests healthy. Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed this experience. 

What will you ride on? A rearing horse? A zebra? Maybe a tiger? Or a Pacific Northwest slug?

Take a spin on our vintage Paul Titus Carousel and add some sparkle to your Zoo visit. And it’s perfect for parties!

Tickets: $2 per ride ($1.50 members) during regular Zoo hours.

100 years strong
(and just as fun as ever.)
The re-created wooden carousel was originally built in 1917 and is housed in the DeFalco Family Pavilion at Milgard Plaza, just inside the Zoo's front gates.
Hand-carved and painted
(with love.)
The carousel features 30 large and four small animals, a sled, and space for wheelchair riders. Hand-carved and painted, the carousel animals were created by the Washington Antique Carousel Society and Friends.
Animals galore
Which will you pick?
Washington state themed horses can be found on the outer ring; endangered species and native Northwest animals on the inner ring. Local artists are featured on carousel murals.