For parents and caretakers who would like to drop off or pick up their child
outside of regular camp hours


Extended Day Program

The Extended Day program is offered for all summer zoo camps.  Drop-off and pick-up for Extended Day  takes place at the Education Center located between the Rose Garden and the zoo's South Entrance (entrance to the Hippo Lot is at the intersections of N 50th St and Fremont Ave N).

Morning Extended Day* (Summer Only):
(Not Available for Afternoon Halfday Registrants)
Tuesday-Friday, drop-off 8-8:45 a.m.
Fee per child: $35 Tuesday-Friday or $10/day

Afternoon Extended Day (All Year):
(Not Available for Morning Halfday Registrants)
Monday-Friday, 4-5:30 p.m.
Fee per child: $65/week or $15/day

*Why is morning Extended Day not offered on Mondays during summer camp? As the first day of the camp week is a busy preparation period for camp staff members, we are unable to accommodate early drop-off of campers on Mondays. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Adding Extended Day

Extended Day options are available during the online registration process but may be added at any time. Pre-registration for Extended Day is not required as there is always space available for all registered campers in a given week.

If you have already registered your child for camp, pleaseemail the registration office to add Extended Day options.

Camp Late Fees

Full-day camp ends at 4 p.m.  If you are 10 or more minutes late for pick-up your child will join afternoon Extended Day and you will be charged the regular daily fee.


Extended Day Late Fees

We love caring for children, but our staff also have families to get home to and places to be. Please respect their time.  Adults arriving late to pick up campers from afternoon Extended Day will be charged the following late fees

Extended day ends at promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Adults arriving after 5:30 will be charged a late fee of $1 per minute for every minute  up until 5:45.  After 5:45, late fees increase to $3 per minute.  Late fees are to be paid by cash, check, or credit card at the time of pick-up.  The zoo clock will be used to calculate late fees.

If you are running late, please call us on the camp parent line at 206.548.2555 so that we may reassure your child that everything is okay. 


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

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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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