Contact us

General zoo information: (503) 226-1561


Membership : (503) 220-2493 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-F)


Charitable giving: (503) 220-5770


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.


Learn more about discount opportunities here.

Today's activities

Visit our Today at the Zoo page for information about animal activities, programs/events and construction/accessibility notes.

Public transit

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.

Job shadowing

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.


The Oregon Zoo offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Learn more.


Information about employment, including a link to the employment listings for the Oregon Zoo's governing body, Metro, is available here.

Behind-the-scenes opportunities

The Oregon Zoo offers encounters with penguins and giraffes and the chance to explore behind-the-scenes areas with a veteran keeper. Learn more.

Camps/education programs

The Oregon Zoo offers a variety of camps and programs for students and educators. Learn more.

Field trips

Find out how to book a field trip here.

Photo and media requests

For permission to use images, interviews and other media-related requests, visit our communications inquiries page.


Visit for information about upcoming concerts, concert food and beverages, seating and what to bring.