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 2017

Join us this summer in the zoo amphitheater for Birds of the World and Scale Tales! Learn about birds from all over the globe and how they adapt to their habitats as they soar overhead at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. At 12 p.m., 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 10 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.)

Wildlife Live Assembly

Climb, slither, soar! Hunt, forage, feast! Students will discover some of the amazing ways that animals survive and thrive in their wild habitats around the globe. This interactive assembly showcases a dynamic selection of exotic and native birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Available February through April, weekdays only between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
kindergarten and older
Duration: 40 minutes
First presentation: $350
Additional same-day presentations (two 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 our operations area, gathering data annually on bald eagle and golden eagle nests. It's all part of our commitment to Oregon's environment.