For centuries, the only way to see a grizzly bear and a giraffe on the same day was to ride a saddled giraffe all the way to Alaska. Now, these climatological opposites can coexist and hopefully team up to raise each other's babies at the Woodland Park Zoo. For $6, today's Groupon gets you one admission ticket (up to an $11 value). This Groupon's up to value is for the seasonal rates from October 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011, but you can use this Groupon immediately for 2010 summer-season ticket rates that last until September 30. Children under two are free.
For more than a century, Woodland Park Zoo's 92 acres of exhibits have provided an urban oasis replete with nearly 1,100 individual animals, representing almost 300 species and 75 animal vocations, such as jaguar dentist. Ooh and ahh your way through more than a dozen exhibits representing the exotic wilds of Australia, Africa, and Bug World. Should the sight of the king of the jungle paralyze you with fear, visit the golden lion tamarin, an endangered Brazilian primate that was hunted for its fur by hopelessly misinformed gold prospectors. Debate the appropriate classification of the red panda (aka the firefox), or marvel at the soaring majesty and silly names of the Hottentot teal, bufflehead duck, and Temminick's tragopan. The diverse array of flora and fauna ensures that every art lover will uncover a masterpiece within Mother Nature's gallery.
Parking is not included in today's deal, but Woodland Park Zoo lends itself to a full day of nature-themed fun with dining and gift shops, as well as amusements such as a vintage carousel (open year-round, $2 a ride) built in 1918. Off-season visitors, meanwhile, enjoy fewer crowds and the rare sight of a figure-skating gorilla. Help the zoo continue its conservation efforts as it protects the fragile habitats of animals great, small, and jelly-filled.
The Woodland Park Zoo is a popular Seattle attraction, grabbing an average of four owl eyes from TripAdvisors and four stars from more than 170 Yelpers. It has been voted Best Zoo by CityVoters in 2009 and 2010, and Best Fun Place for Kids in 2008.
- My wife and I spent five hours enjoying every area of this zoo. I have not been to another zoo with better natural habitats and viewing areas. – accountant_guy, TripAdvisor
- There is no happier zoo in the world! Friendly staff and beautiful settings for animals to live peacefully in captivity! – Cassmander, CityVoter