General zoo information: (503) 226-1561
Membership and donations: (503) 220-2493 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-F
Private events and catering: (503) 220-2789 or by email
Ticket donation requests: Please submit your request here
Frequently Asked Questions
The Oregon Zoo is open every day of the year except December 25. Hours change seasonally. See current hours here.
Visit our Today at the Zoo page for information about animal activities, programs/events and construction/accessibility notes.
The MAX red and blue lines stop at Washington Park, just steps from the zoo entrance. Plan your trip here.
Parking, which is managed by Portland Parks and Recreation, is $1.60 per hour with a daily maximum of $4 from October to March and $6.40 from April to September. Learn more.
Pets and service animals
Only service dogs on harnesses are allowed on zoo grounds. Before visiting with a service dog, please call 503-226-1561 to arrange a zoo escort. Learn more.
Stroller, wheelchair and scooter rental
Strollers, Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available for rent in the Zoo Store in the zoo's entry plaza. Find details and rates here.
While we can not accommodate job shadowing requests, we encourage those with an interest in a zoo keeping career to visit the American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc. website.
Information about employment, including a link to the employment listings for the Oregon Zoo's governing body, Metro, is available here.
The Oregon Zoo offers encounters with penguins and giraffes and the chance to explore behind-the-scenes areas with a veteran keeper. Learn more.
The Oregon Zoo offers a variety of camps and programs for students and educators. Learn more.
Photo and media requests
For permission to use images, interviews and other media-related requests, visit our communications inquiries page.