t’s time to celebrate! In keeping with Washington state and CDC guidelines, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is fully reopening on July 1 with extra opportunities to connect with nature and Northwest animals.
Individual tickets on daily Keeper Adventure Tours, a reopened Zip Wild zipline, no capacity limits, summer hours and in-person events are just some of the changes coming to the park. Here’s the full list:
· Summer hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (including July 4 and Sept. 6)
· Individuals may now book seats on Keeper Adventure Tours around the Free-Roaming Area, now running daily (10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., $80 member/$90 non-member per person)
· Wild Drive self-drive tours around the Free-Roaming Area continue to run multiple times a day ($70 member/$90 non-member per vehicle)
· The popular Photo Tours are scheduled throughout summer, with Elk Bugling Tours to follow in September
· The Zip Wild zipline will reopen July 10 with three courses: Adventure, Sensation and Aerial Runway
· Keeper Chats will happen twice daily – check the front noticeboard for the schedule
· Summer in-person events include Pride Weekend (July 10-11), Zookeeper Academy (July 17-18) and Feeding Frenzy (Sept. 4-6), all free with admission or membership
· No capacity limits on park entry, which is free with any tour purchase (Wild Drive, Keeper Adventure Tour, Photo Tour)
· Online tickets are no longer necessary, though encouraged
· Face coverings are still required for non-vaccinated guests and encouraged for vaccinated ones
The Kids’ Trek playground and central walking paths will continue to be open, although trams remain paused while the wildlife park builds a new tram tour station.