Wildlife Live

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. From February through April, you can bring a Wildlife Live presentation to an assembly at your school.

Summer 2016

We're back on the concert lawn this year with all-new, dynamic experiences! Join us this summer for Birds of the World! Learn about birds from all over the globe and how they adapt to their habitats as they soar overhead on the concert lawn. And new this year – Scale Tales! Meet one of our boa constrictors, hear our staff debunk myths about snakes and learn how important they are to the environment.


  • 11 a.m. Wildlife Live
  • 12 p.m. Scale Tales
  • 1 p.m. Wildlife Live
Shows run daily June 20 to September 5. All shows are weather-dependent and are not presented on summer concert days.

Wildlife Live at your school

Arrange for a Wildlife Live assembly to take place in your school's gym, cafeteria, auditorium or very large room. (Note: if rooms have windows, they will need to be covered for the assembly.)

Jungle Journey

Jungle Journey takes you on an exciting adventure where you meet some of the rainforest animals living at the zoo. In this interactive assembly, children discover how different adaptations help rainforest animals survive in the wild. Show features a parrot, snake, and other animals from rainforests around the world.

Available February through April
Kindergarten and older
Duration: 35 minutes
First presentation: $250
Additonal same-day presentations (three max): $200

Predators of the Sky

This assembly highlights the fierce and fast avian predators of the sky as students get a close-up view of birds soaring overhead. Students see raptors from the Pacific Northwest and all over the world.

Available February through April
Third grade and older
Duration: 45 minutes
First presentation: $300
Additional same-day presentations (three max): $250

Register for a Wildlife Live assembly

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please limit attendance to 400 students per presentation.

Tracy Modde


Presented by Portland General Electric

PGE has been a supporter of Wildlife Live summer shows since 1986 because we care about birds. Our avian plan helps protect birds near electrical equipment. PGE bucket trucks have been used to help save eagle nests. And our wildlife biologists monitor raptor populations throughout most of Jefferson County, gathering data annually on bald eagle and golden eagle nests. It's all part of our commitment to Oregon's environment.