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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


November 19, 2012

Go behind the scenes at Woodland Park Zoo
with Real Close tours this winter

Gigi Allianic, Caileigh Robertson
206.548.2550 |


Go behind the scenes at Woodland Park Zoo a 90-minute guided tour, including a visit to the back areas of eagles, Arctic foxes and the grizzly bears. Real Close tours are offered Fridays through Sundays, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m., from November 23, 2012 through April 28, 2013


See what goes on behind the scenes at Woodland Park Zoo with a new, 90-minute guided tour: a ride on the zoo’s Historic Carousel and a visit to the award-winning Northern Trail where you’ll learn about the wide variety of animal species that inhabit the cold, rugged regions of the far north. Take a peek from the back areas of eagles, mountain goats and even the grizzly exhibits. 

Top off your tour with an opportunity to take part in feeding the zoo’s Humboldt penguins (additional $5 fee)! Penguin feeding is available daily, November 1-April 1, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or until fish supply is depleted. Feeding is subject to cancellation due to weather or penguins’ appetites.


Real Close tours are offered Fridays through Sundays, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m., from November 23, 2012 through April 28, 2013.


Tours begin at the zoo’s West Entrance located off Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th and N. 56th streets.


Non-member price: $32.75 adults (ages 13 and up), $18.75 children (ages 5-12). Member price: $20 adults, $10 children. Active, retired, and veteran U.S. military and their families receive an admission discount. For safety reasons, no children under 5 are permitted. Cost includes admission to zoo.


Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Purchase tickets to Real Close tours at Tickets for Real Close tours may also be purchased at the zoo’s West Entrance on the day of the tour, subject to availability. 


For more information on Real Close tours call 206.545.2022 or email


Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit or call 206.548.2500.


Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.