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'Legos at the Zoo' combines rhinos, elephants, robotics

The 16th annual Legos at the Zoo science fair, free and open to the public, takes place June 4-5 in the Skyline Room, just downstairs from the Cascade Grill. Zoo... Read More

June 2, 2016

Condor update: Oregon Zoo egg is called to the wild

It's the end of May, and California condor hatching season is nearly complete. Five chicks have hatched since March — with one more still on the way — from eggs laid... Read More

May 31, 2016

Zoo welcomes summer with extended hours

The Oregon Zoo is ready to welcome summer, with longer hours and a host of seasonal special events. Beginning Saturday, May 28, zoo gates will open at 9:30 a.m. and... Read More

May 27, 2016

Make way for hatchlings: Tiny turtles arrive at zoo

It's the time when baby western pond turtles in the Columbia River Gorge emerge from months of hibernation and begin swimming about — making an ideal "fun size"... Read More

May 27, 2016

All aboard! Free rides May 27 as zoo train resumes service

The Washington Park and Zoo Railway will take on its first passengers in nearly six months Friday. Officially, the train won't resume operations until the weekend,... Read More

May 26, 2016