Upcoming "special events" events

Animal activities

June 11, 2016 - 10:45am to September 6, 2016 - 03:00pm
Every day, visitors can watch the zoo's most popular residents interact with the people that care for them. Daily activities 10:45 a.m. - Cougar keeper talk 11 a.m. - Lion demo at Predators of the Serengeti 11 a.m. - Chimpanzee feeding 11:30 a.m...

Wildlife Live

June 20, 2016 - 11:00am to September 5, 2016 - 01:00pm
Summer days at the zoo offer an opportunity to experience zoo animals in a dynamic way. Discover wildlife up close after a brief flight show that will amaze and inspire you...

Senior Safari

September 20, 2016 - 09:30am 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. Come see why the zoo isn't just for kids...

Otter Awareness Day

September 25, 2016 - 09:30am to 02:30pm
The Oregon Zoo will host Otter Awareness Day on Sept. 25, with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful species at the zoo, while highlighting the critical role otters play in ecosystems...

Squishing of the Squash

October 28, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
The Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the Squash, in which some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins, will be held Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. The Squishing of the Squash is a precursor to the zoo's Howloween celebration...

Howloween

October 29, 2016 - 10:00am 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...

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