Get Up close
There’s always something new to see and do at the Zoo. Get up close to animals, chat with a keeper and more, with scheduled and unscheduled chats and animal encounters! All free with admission or membership.
Most animal habitats are open today. Learn more about temporary exhibit closures.
Join us for our all-new dive experience! Meet and talk with divers in our beautiful Northwest Waters habitat and learn about the marine life in the waters of Puget Sound.
It’s a pretty cool job taking care of a tapir or tiger – but someone’s got to do it, right? Come watch our keepers in action as they chat about all our Asian Forest Sanctuary animals.
The magical “The Care and Keeping of Creatures” animal show at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater is now open! The cast of more than a dozen animals includes Clark the king vulture, clouded leopard Banyan, Tilli the aardvark, Twiggy the seriema, and Rocket the rescued dog as “Professor Dumbledog.”
What do seals like to play with? How loud does a sea lion bark? Our keepers are experts in caring for our marine mammals, and you can find out how they do it. And meet the new walruses!
Mud baths! Yoga! Chewing bamboo! Elephant life is never dull, and our keepers have lots of stories to tell.
Meet amazing animals up close during Critter Corner! Get up close to animals like snakes, tortoises, turtles, guinea pigs, lizards and more. And chat with the keepers who care for them. Meet at the Critter Corner stage near muskoxen.
Enjoy live bug presentations on the stage at the Nature Play Garden. People of all ages can meet bugs like a Chilean rose tarantula, Peruvian cave roach or emperor scorpion and discover the important roles bugs play in our daily lives.
Meet these stunning animals, saved from near-extinction in the wild with the help of our Zoo.
We think our goats are adorable! Come meet our goats, pet them and find out for yourself.
Step into our Budgie Buddies aviary! You’ll be surrounded by dozens of colorful Australian birds and listen to all of their chatter.
Feel a soft pink sea star, a spiky purple urchin, or a hard crab. The Tidal Touch Zone in the Pacific Seas Aquarium is where low tide meets your imagination.
Take a spin on our vintage Paul Titus Carousel and add some sparkle to your Zoo visit. Tickets: $2 per ride ($1.50 members).
Explore the Zoo with our horticulturalist and discover lush bamboo forests, pollinator gardens and more.