Summer days at the zoo offer an opportunity to experience zoo animals in a dynamic way. Throughout each day, staff present wildlife talks on the zoo's concert lawn to amaze and inspire audiences. Also, from October through April, you can bring a Wildlife Live presentation to an assembly at your school.
Summer 2014 animal talks
Come meet our wildlife ambassadors! After a brief talk, you’ll have the chance to meet the animals up close, discover what makes each species unique and how you can help them. Please note that due to construction, birds will not be flying this year.
- 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. daily; June 23 through September 1
- Presentations last approximately 10 minutes. Guests can visit with the animals for an additional 20 minutes after each presentation.
- All presentations 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 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 October 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 October, November, March, 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.
PGE, a supporter of Wildlife Live summer shows since 1986, has also helped fund the zoo's energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly show animal housing.