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The Gold Card is how you get a 75% discount on admission at Woodland Park Zoo

Gold Card for Healthy Aging and FLASH Card are handy resources for seniors and adults with disabilities.  The Gold Card requires you to be 60 plus years of age and a resident of Seattle or King County.

The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens issues the Gold Card and FLASH Card for seniors and adults with disabilities. Both cards provide easy access to information and assistance as well as discounts on admissions to museums and special events; reduced fees for services; discounts on pet licenses and adoptions; registration at senior nutrition sites; and discounts from businesses, restaurants, theaters, and professional service providers throughout the greater Seattle area. Click Special Discount Directory for more detailed information on participating organizations and business.

The Gold Card is available at:

  • The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens
  • Seattle Animal Control offices
  • Seattle Neighborhood Service Centers
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers


Seattle’s FLASH Card — Fun Leisure Access Savings and Health is similar to the popular Gold Card for Healthy Aging.  It is embossed in Braille, and provides access to discounts on goods and services listed in a Special Discounts Directory.  Eligibility requirements for the FLASH Card are the same as for a Metro Transit reduced fare permit for persons with disabilities. People with temporary disabilities may receive a paper FLASH Card with an expiration date.

The FLASH Card is available at:

  • The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens
  • Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted
  • Special Technology Access Resources (STAR) Center


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