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Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (or dusk during winter months) for General Zoo Admission January through November (December hours below)

Prescheduled Programs available daily.

The Zoo may be closed in part or full due to the weather and other unforeseen circumstances and these schedules are subject to change without advance notice. For Additional Information Please Click Here...

Advanced reservations required, for the following activities, available 7 days a week:
Guided Tours
Birthday Parties
Private Parties
Outreach Programs
Close Encounters
Special Events
For more Information & Reservations Call (425) 392-6278

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day

General Zoo Admission - Minimum Donation

(Subject to change without advance notice)


General (13+, children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult) $14.50
Seniors (62+) $13.50
Child (2-12) $11.50
Under Age 2 FREE
Zoo Member FREE
Parking FREE
Group Discount (12 or more, at least one adult per 5 children recommended) $1.00 off per person
AAA Members (with card) $1.00 off per person
Military Discount (with ID) $1.00 off per person
Prime/Passport (with card) $2.00 off per person (restrictions apply)


Issaquah Reindeer Festival

December 1 through 23

Open 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM (or dusk) Daily.

Featuring Santa, his Siberian Reindeer Team and the rest of Santa's special animal helpers.

Click here for Reindeer Festival Admission Information.

Festival Extension

December 26 through 30

Open 11 AM to 3:30 PM Daily.

For these five special days before the new year, the Zoo is open and all membership benefits apply.

Wild Treasures Gift Shop

The Wild Treasures Gift Shop features a broad variety of the very best in gift items, high quality toys and other educational paraphernalia.  Come and browse, you will find that unique item for yourself or a great gift for someone special.


Admission Policies

  1. No refunds for any reason.
  2. Members shall be admitted as per Society Membership policies only.
  3. The Zoo reserves the right to eject any visitor without refund in case of unbecoming conduct or noncompliance with Zoo Etiquette.
  4. The Zoo reserves the right to change visiting hours or to close at any time without advance notice.
  5. In case of sudden closure Visitors may receive full or partial vouchers applicable to a future visit.
  6. The Zoo reserves the right to change Admission Donation Fees and/or Admission Policies without advance notice.
  7. The Admission Donation Fees and/or Admission Policies of the Cougar Mountain Zoological Park are not subject to exception or negotiation.
  8. Special presentations and Mini Lecture schedules are subject to change and cancellation in part or full without advance notice due to weather, animals' state of mind or other unforeseen circumstances.


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Zoo Etiquette

The Cougar Mountain Zoological Park is a unique Zoo where Visitors can experience a close encounter with the animals that call the Zoo Home. Visitors are considered privileged but greatly valued guests. To maintain a safe and fun filled environment, Visitors of all ages are expected to closely observe Zoo Etiquette at all times:

Do Not FEED Animals unless posted otherwise
Do Not TOUCH or TEASE Animals
Do Not ENTER Habitats
Do Not CLIMB on railings or chains
Do Not THROW rocks
No GUM, BALLOONS or STRAWS in any part of Zoo
No PETS allowed
Stay ON Pathways
Stay 4 ft from Habitat Walls
Stay out of the Fountains
CHILDREN must be Supervised at all times

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