A nature-inspired indoor play space for kids 8 years and younger

Open 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays – Fridays
(subject to staff availability; see below)
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily except Tuesdays starting later this summer


Zoomazium Planned Hours for the Week of June 20 - 26, 2022

Monday, June 20 - CLOSED
Tuesday, June 21 - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22 - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 23 - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 24 - CLOSED, join us for Rain or Shine Play Time from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (see below for more info)
Saturday, June 11 - CLOSED 
Sunday, June 12 - CLOSED

*subject to staff availability, updated June 20, 2022 


About Zoomazium

Zoomazium is an indoor, all-weather facility that incorporates spectacular multimedia features with fun, interactive nature-themed areas devoted to play and learning for children from birth to eight (8) years of age (though all ages and abilities are welcome!) All of the exhibits within Zoomazium have been designed for whole-bodied, imaginative play, as well as integration with existing zoo programs.

The building is divided into several play areas, including active spaces for exploratory play, a stage for theatrical demonstrations, storytelling, puppet shows and video presentations, and a Project Place for guided learning. What could be more fun than exploring a mountain cave, crossing a rope bridge in the tree canopy, discovering what lies beneath a savanna water hole or even climbing a 20-foot tree?! All this and more are awaiting discovery for young children interested in nature.


Sensory Friendly Fridays

Fridays in Zoomazium are Sensory Friendly Fridays. On Fridays the Strangler Fig tree is closed to create a quieter and more comfortable environment for children with sensory sensitivities and their families. Soothing, exploratory sensory activities are also provided to support language development, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interactions. 

Rain or Shine Play Time


Explore With Us

Come find us at the Habitat Discovery Loop!

Saturday mornings*
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Drop-in family activities for ages birth to eight (8) years old, encouraging child-led exploration of natural materials.

*Subject to staff availability

Featured Activity

Calm Critters

Take a moment today to slow down and appreciate all your feelings! Nature is a great place to calm your body and mind.



Download Previous Activities

Nature Patterns
Listening Walk
In Search of Winter Snacks

Virtual Backpacks


These virtual backpacks are activity packets designed for caregivers and their children to use while visiting the zoo. They are modeled after the physical backpacks we used to have available in Zoomazium.



Sensory Social Story

Zoomazium Logo

When Zoomazium is ready to reopen, guests may find the Sensory Social Story a helpful guide to familiarize yourself and your child with what to expect from a visit to Zoomazium.

Read the Zoomazium Sensory Social Story

Zoomazium to You

Woodland Park Zoo Aerial Image

Enjoy nature play tips for exploration at home.

Explore the resources

Green Story

Woodland Park Zoo Aerial Image

Learn about the LEED gold certification of the Zoomazium building.

Read the green story

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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