Sunset at the Zoo

August 20, 2014 - 05:00pm to 08:00pm

Sunset at the Zoo, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital, is a series of evening "late hours" in the park.

Each Sunset event features animals that are active at dusk, fun activities for families, pettable animals, Wildlife Live talks, and live entertainment in small vignettes around the zoo grounds.

Enhanced food offerings, as well as local beer and wine service, make this the perfect place for dinner al fresco while enjoying the best of Portland on a summer evening.

August 20 schedule of events

Bear Walk Plaza

  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - live music: Trashcan Joe

Trillium Creek Farm

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - live music: Copper and Coal
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - pettable animals; construction photo opp

Pacific Shores Plaza

  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Oregon College Savings Plan, game with prizes

Concert area

  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Game: "How far can you jump," and Glow-in-the-dark tattoos (fundraiser for ZooKeeper Association)
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Wildlife Live animal talks
  • 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. - Banfield's Howl & Meow Contest at the stage
  • 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Wildlife Live animal talks

Tiger Plaza

  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Craft activity, floor puzzles and Green Mountain Energy              
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - live music: The Pete Krebs Trio

Sunset at the Zoo takes place every other Wednesday during July and August. Dates:

Visitors can now enjoy Sunset at the Zoo for less with buy-one-get-one tickets! Be sure to ask for the BOGO deal at the gate. Members receive free admission to Sunset at the Zoo. Become a member, or renew today.