Zoo, Walmart partner for another year of discounts

Oregon Zoo urges Second Tuesday guests to ride MAX for additional savings

The Walmart Foundation has renewed its presenting sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo's popular Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for the reduced price of $4 per person on the second Tuesday of each month.

"Thanks to Walmart's continued support, more of our community can visit the zoo and learn about wildlife conservation," said Kim Smith, zoo director. "Paired with some sunny weather, the discount could make this month's Second Tuesday, Sept. 10, a great day to visit."

"We hope even more people will benefit from the program this year," said Madeleine Havener, senior vice president and regional general manager for Walmart in Oregon and Washington. "We want to help our community enjoy the zoo, learn about wildlife conservation and save money on family activities so they can live better."

The zoo's popular Second Tuesday admission-discount program, which also receives support from The Standard, offers a reduced admission price of $4 on the second Tuesday of each month, a discount of more than 65 percent from regular zoo admission. As always, children 2 and younger are admitted free.

Visitors who ride MAX light rail or the bus to the zoo will receive an additional $1.50 off general admission and are not required to pay the $4 per vehicle parking fee. (MAX and bus discounts require proof of ridership.)

"Second Tuesdays are often some of our busiest days of the year," Smith said. "We highly encourage visitors to use public transportation. You'll avoid traffic, you won't have to worry about parking, and you'll save even more on the price of admission."