Are You a Nonprofit, Foundation or Government Entity?

We provide free admission tickets for our Community Access Program (CAP) partners to distribute to their communities and clients.

These tickets are for regular day time admission and cannot be used for special events or for fundraising purposes.

Once you receive the tickets, you are able to distribute in the way that is best for your organization.


Eligibility Requirements

  • A nonprofit with verifiable 501(c)(3) status OR a Washington state or local government entity OR a Tribal organization that serves under resourced communities.

  • Community groups without 501c3 status may also apply.

  • Religious organizations should demonstrate a secular community function that provides social services to under resourced communities regardless of religious affiliation without promoting belief in a particular faith.

How to Apply


CAP Tickets

CAP tickets requests for 2022 are now closed. Join our mailing list using the button below to know when ticket requests for 2023 are open. If you have any questions, please email us at


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Are You an Individual?

Due to the sheer volume of requests, the Community Access Program is unable to provide tickets directly to individuals. Individuals seeking admission options are welcome to contact CAP partners in their area or refer to the zoo discount program for alternatives.

CAP Partner Organizations 2020 – 2021



CAP Ticket Alternatives

Discover Ticket

The $5 Discover Ticket is available for foster and kinship families* or recipients of EBT/Washington Quest, P-EBT or WIC assistance. Valid for daytime admission, excludes all other separately ticketed events.

For more details please go to our discounts page

Explorer Pass Membership

A $35 membership for foster and kinship families* or recipients of EBT/Washington Quest, P-EBT or WIC assistance. Once a member, you will have unlimited zoo admission for a full year.

For more details please go to our membership page

If you would like a set of tickets to use as an auction item for your fundraiser please fill out this donation request form.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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