annual events


October 31, 2015 - 09:00am to 03:00pm
Most kids love to trick-or-treat, and Oregon Zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition! Costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife on a fun and educational scavenger hunt throughout the zoo...

Quilts for Primates Day

October 7, 2012 - 09:00am to 04:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 7 is Quilts for Primates day. The Sewing Team of the Volunteer Enrichment Team have made quilts for primates and other animals at the zoo for several years. Primates like orangutans and chimpanzees use the quilts for nest building - a natural behavior...

Veterans Day

November 11, 2015 - 09:00am to 04:00pm
The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day by offering free admission for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo...

Turkey Trot

November 26, 2015 - 08:00am to 09:45am
Get ready for Thanksgiving dinner with a 4-mile fun run or walk through Washington Park, ending inside the zoo. The Thanksgiving Day tradition, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, raises around $25,000 each year to fund animal care and programs at the zoo.

Senior Safari

September 15, 2015 - 09:00am to 03:00pm
On the third Tuesday in September, the Oregon Zoo will host its annual free day for seniors age 65 and older. Seniors can bring in a guest for free. Senior Safari features animal talkers, birds of prey on display, pettable creatures, and a lunch special...


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