Welcoming to all
We are committed to welcoming everyone in our community and ensuring that economic circumstances are not obstacles to connecting with wildlife. We offer discounted admission tickets and memberships for Washington individuals and families who qualify for income assistance programs or participate in foster/kinship care.
If you have Washington photo identification and any current documentation showing that you participate in any of the programs below, you are eligible to receive discounted admission or membership.
Discounted Daytime Tickets: Up to 6 daytime admission tickets for $5 each for the adult receiving the benefit and their legal dependents(aged 3-18).
Discounted Membership: An annual Wild Access membership for $40. This household membership covers 2 named adults and all legal dependents ages 3-18. Children 2 and younger are always free.
Wild Access discounts cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Photo identification and documentation must be presented at our front gate to purchase Wild Access daytime admission tickets and memberships.
Zoolights: Guests with Wild Access memberships can buy timed online Zoolights tickets at the member price. We do NOT offer Wild Access discounted Zoolights tickets.
Who can buy discounted tickets?
Washington residents who receive EBT/Washington Quest, P-EBT or WIC assistance or participate in foster care or kinship care.
How does it work?
If you participate in any of the eligible programs, simply provide current documentation and Washington photo identification at our front gate to purchase these discounted tickets. SNAP credit on the Washington Quest card cannot be used to buy Zoo tickets or buy food inside the Zoo.
Wild Access tickets are for daytime admission only. Wild Access discounts cannot be combined with other offers or promotions and cannot be used for special programs.
How many discounted tickets can I buy?
You can buy up to 6 daytime tickets per visit for you and your legal dependents (aged 3-18). If you would like to buy more than 6 tickets, you can buy them at the general admission price.
How do I get the discounted tickets?
You can only buy these discounted tickets in person at our front gate.
Can other people use my EBT card/WIC Folder to buy discounted tickets?
No. You must be present and show photo identification and documentation.
What is considered acceptable documentation?
Acceptable forms of documentation include Washington Quest card (EBT), Pandemic EBT card (P-EBT), WIC voucher/card or appointment folder, DSHS kinship caregiver card, DCYF caregiver authorization form, foster caregiver license certificate or identification card. If you are not able to provide the required documentation, you will not be able to buy discounted admission tickets.
Do I have to show photo identification?
Yes. You must be able to show that the documentation belongs to you.
What is the age of dependent children?
For our purposes, dependent children are those living in your household who are age 18 and younger. Individuals over the age of 18 who are receiving benefits should have their own documentation and identification.
I need supervised visitation with my children? Can the officer or supervisor use the discounted tickets under this program as well?
If the officer or supervisor is able to provide identification showing they are working, they will be allowed to buy discounted tickets.
Can I apply my Wild Access ticket purchase toward a Wild Access membership?
Yes, you can apply your Wild Access ticket purchase to a Wild Access membership on the day of your visit. You cannot apply ticket purchases from previous visits to your membership purchase. Talk with a guest services team members at our membership booth to learn more.
How does it work?
Washington residents who receive EBT/Washington Quest, P-EBT or WIC assistance or participate in foster care or kinship care are eligible to buy deeply discounted annual memberships.
You can only buy your Wild Access membership in person at our front gate. And you will need to show documentation of EBT/P-EBT/WIC assistance or foster family/kinship caregiver status as well as a photo ID that matches your documentation.
What is acceptable documentation?
Acceptable forms of documentation include Washington Quest card (EBT), Pandemic EBT card (P-EBT), WIC voucher/card or appointment folder, DSHS kinship caregiver card, DCYF caregiver authorization form, foster caregiver license certificate or ID card.
What does my Wild Access membership include?
Your Wild Access membership includes unlimited admission for a full year, invitations to member-only events, and discounts at the gift shop, café and more. Learn more about the benefits of membership here.
If I already have a membership, can I be reimbursed?
No. The Wild Access discount cannot be retroactively applied to previous purchases of memberships or tickets.