Giving at ZooLights

At the Oregon Zoo, there are many ways to spread the holiday cheer.


Share joy for a whole year!

Gifts of membership provide a full year of daily admission to the zoo plus a host of great benefits, including admission to ZooLights, attraction and food discounts and more. Call our membership office at 503-220-2493 or buy online.

Wildlife Partners

Give a gift that creates a better future for wildlife.

Inspire someone on your holiday list with a gift that enhances the Oregon Zoo's local and global conservation efforts. Visit Wildlife Partners online or call 503-220-2493 to learn more and order your electronic Wildlife Partners package today!

KGW Great Toy drive

Bring a toy to ZooLights for KGW-TV's Great Toy Drive. If you don't already have a new, unwrapped toy to give, you can pick one up in the Zoo Store, where members get 10% off purchases. KGW will be collecting toys on-site at ZooLights on Thursday, December 12, but you can donate toys in the Zoo Store any day until then.

Holiday light recycling

The zoo will collect old holiday light strings for recycling throughout the run of ZooLights at a collection bin located near the zoo entrance. Visitors should note that the zoo is not asking for donations of lights to use at ZooLights – all collected lights will be recycled into their component parts.

Banfield Charitable Trust Pet Food Drive

For many homebound seniors, pets are their primary or sole source of companionship. It’s no wonder then that these seniors, who are living on a fixed income, share their limited human food with their four-legged family members. This means neither owner nor pet are getting the proper nutrition they need and many loving owners weigh the heartbreaking decision of surrendering the pet they love out of concern for their well-being.

Banfield Charitable Trust and Banfield Pet Hospital® will be at ZooLights collecting pet food as part of the 8th Annual Banfield Charitable Trust Pet Food drive on November 30-December 1, December 7-8, and December 14-15. Volunteers will be  raising money to help local Meals on Wheels programs purchase food for their pets. 100% of your donation will be used to feed a Meals on Wheels client’s hungry pet. Look for the Banfield Charitable Trust booth near the main entrance.

The Oregon Zoo thanks our ZooLights sponsors: