Reopening the park
We’re reopening with two new outdoor experiences that will keep everyone safe.
Wild Walk: The Northwest animals you love, from grizzlies to bald eagles, now on a one-way walking path around the park.
Wild Drive: The new way to see moose, bison and more in the Free-Roaming Area – now from the comfort of your own car!
Come reconnect with wildlife, and feel the wonder all over again.
A lot of things have changed – so read carefully and watch the video to know what to bring and expect. Then get your timed online ticket. We’re excited to see you!
- Open 9:30am-5:30pm daily for Wild Walk.
- (Wild Drive is a separate ticketed experience around the Free-Roaming Area.)
- Last entry is at 4:30pm.
- Online timed tickets are required for all guests
- Members need them, too!
- Buy a timed online ticket (members too) for Wild Walk.
- Choose your time, then check your email for the ticket.
- Bring your printed ticket or phone to scan at the gate.
- Entry is ONLY at ticketed time. Tickets are non-refundable.
- Bring this ticket, either printed or on your phone.
- Face coverings required for anyone 5 and over. (Learn more here.)
- Remember your water bottle to refill (no drinking fountains.)
- Bring your own stroller/wheelchair/scooter if you need it (no rentals.)
- Bring credit/debit cards for in-park purchases (no cash.)
- Arrive 15 minutes early.
- Wait in your car until 5 minutes before your ticket time.
- Then walk to the no-touch front gate to scan your ticket or phone.
- Please follow the one-way Wild Walk path (marked with arrows) around the park.
- Keep that 6-foot social distance with others!
- Kids’ Trek, Zip Wild, Cheney Discovery Center, Baker Cabin, Forest Cafe, picnic pavilion, trams and trails are closed for now.
- We are not holding Keeper Chats to avoid congestion.
- Pick up food or drink at our outdoor kiosk (no outside food allowed except for dietary restrictions.)
During current Covid-19 restrictions, there are two ways to experience the wonder of Northwest Trek wildlife.
Explore one or both! And remember, you’ll need timed online tickets.
Remember, EVERYONE needs a timed online ticket – even members.
- Following all Washington state guidelines
- Limiting daily attendance with timed tickets
- Closing indoor and high-touch areas
- One-way foot traffic around the park
- All staff members and guests 5 and over wear face coverings at all times.
- Increasing sanitation procedures
- Hand-sanitizing stations around the park, with reminders
- Visual guides and reminders to social distancing
- No-touch front gate and restroom entry
- Glass windows and no cash transactions
Face coverings are required during your visit.
Because we care about the safety of our guests, staff and animals, we require all guests to wear face coverings while visiting.
Exception for Children Under 5
- Children under 5 are not required to wear face coverings.
- Children ages 2, 3, and 4 are encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings.
- Children under 2 should not wear face coverings.
If guests don’t have a face covering when they arrive, a face mask will be provided to them. All staff members and volunteers are also required to wear face masks while working.
Tuesdays 3-4 pm are reserved for people with a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.