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$8-19 - Woodland Park Zoo: 'Real Close Tour' or Admission

Sold out - This deal was published November 30, 2012 and sold out December 10, 2012.
By Travelzoo Staff
Woodland Park Zoo's "Real Close Tour" just started for the season, and Travelzoo subscribers can slip behind the scenes of the zoo Frommer's rates "highly recommended" for $19, including all-day admission (normally $32.75). Frommer's praises the "sprawling" award-winning zoo's "outstanding exhibits," and TripAdvisor users rate it 4.5 stars.

Why we love it

  • Slip behind the scenes of Woodland Park Zoo for a "Real Close Tour" for $19 per adult, including admission
  • Or, purchase adult admission alone for $8
  • TripAdvisor users give the Woodland Park Zoo a 4.5-star rating
  • See more than 300 species of animals across 92 acres
  • Frommer's praises the "sprawling" zoo's "outstanding exhibits"
  • The zoo has won 2 awards for its conservation efforts this year


Nov. 30, 2012 - March 31, 2013


Woodland Park Zoo
Multiple locations
(See Map)

What's included

  • First, view the behind-the-scenes habitats of eagles, Arctic foxes and grizzly bears that regular park-goers can't see. Then peek into the zoo’s prep kitchen, where the food for about 1,100 animals is stored and prepped. At the end of the tour, you'll have the option to explore the rest of the zoo on your own.
  • Or for $8, regularly $11.75, bypass the tour and head straight to the park for the day. Tours run Friday-Sunday at 10:45 a.m. The zoo opens at 9:30 a.m.
Travelzoo Tip: At the end of the tour, ask to feed the zoo’s Humboldt penguins between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an additional $5 fee.

The fine print

Update: The 'Real Close Tour' offer is sold out, but general admission is still available. The number of available vouchers is limited, so this deal might sell out before the "Time left to buy" expires. Tour vouchers can be redeemed starting Saturday, Dec. 8, and admission vouchers starting Tuesday, Dec. 4, both through March 31, 2013. Tour reservations are required; A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is recommended. Call 206-545-2022 or e-mail tours@zoo.org to reserve. Must be at least 5 years old to participate in tour. Zoo admission reservations are not required. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$19   $32.75
42% off | 425 bought
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Woodland Park Zoo
90% Enjoyed Woodland Park Zoo
90% (71 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Dec. 10


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

90% Enjoyed Woodland Park Zoo
(71 ratings)
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

the extra information about species of animals by the tour guide.

Jun 03, 2014 Kristine Washington, United States

The anymals

May 13, 2014 Charles Washington, United States

enjoyed the whole zoo

May 01, 2014 richard Washington, United States

Having a guide give information that we wouldn't have learned otherwise.

The behind the scenes should include more interaction with the animals, such as feeding them.

Apr 29, 2014 Ray California, United States

The zoo was pretty good. The voucher got us into the zoo and so we visited the zoo after the tour.

The behind the scenes aspect was a big disappointment. Most of the tour was walking around the normal part of the zoo. About all that was behind the scenes was the opportunity to see the kitchen.

Apr 29, 2014 Terrance Washington, United States

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West Entrance, 5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Tel: 206-545-2022
South Entrance, 750 N. 50th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
Tel: 206-548-2500

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