special events


October 26, 2013 - 11:00am to 04:00pm
Most kids love to trick-or-treat, and Oregon Zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition all weekend! Costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife on a fun and educational scavenger hunt throughout the zoo, and collect a goodie bag at the end...

Veterans Day

November 11, 2013 - 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 28, 2013 - 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. A portion of all entry fees is donated to the zoo to help feed the animals and support conservation & education programs...

Senior Safari

September 16, 2014 - 09:00am to 03:00pm
  On Tuesday, September 16, 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...

Sunrise at the Zoo

August 24, 2013 - 08:00am to 09:00am
Red ape reserve 8-9 a.m.Exclusively for Patron-level members and above. Join the animals as they greet the day and enjoy enrichment, keeper talks and activities in our featured area. No RSVP required...


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