Learn how the zoo is improving its educational programming and facilities to help visitors learn about conservation up close.
Inspiring lives through wildlife
The Oregon Zoo provides camps, presentations and hands-on learning experiences to more than 100,000 kids and adults each year. The new Conservation Discovery Zone will serve as a base camp and outfitting station for intrepid zoo explorers. Enticing, airy and interesting, the discovery zone is designed for maximum flexibility, with rooms that can be adapted for many uses for large and small groups of kids and adults. Located at the western edge of the zoo for easy bus and family car dropoff, this facility will also serve as a hub for the Intertwine and the zoo's collection of educational animals and resources.