Critter Connections

Enhance your zoo visit with a Critter Connections Experience!

10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:00 pm. Daily except Wednesdays

Opening May 28, 2022 in Australasia

About the Program


A Brand-New Ambassador Animal Experience!

Tickets are $25 per person and are only available online*

Next time you’re planning your visit to Woodland Park Zoo, check out Critter Connections, a new immersive and interactive zone where you can meet your favorite ambassador animals. Get up close with Skyaana the porcupine, Harry the Skunk, Buddy the owl, Freckles the bearded dragon, and so many more.

All experiences are 20-25 minutes in length and feature three ambassador animals for you and other visitors to meet and mingle with. Whether it is one of our fun furry mammals, our fine feathered friends or our rascally reptiles, each one of our Animal Ambassadors has a personality of their own and has something they can teach all of us through empathy to help save wildlife and their wild spaces. Plus, take advantage of the photo-op and selfie opportunity!

*Please arrive on time for the full experience. Please note, this is a no-touch encounter and you will not be allowed to touch the animals.


Book your experience now!


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.

Humane Certification
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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