News: education

Oregon Zoo sponsors lecture by polar bear expert

Every Arctic autumn, pregnant polar bears excavate a tunnel in the snow to serve as their over-winter maternity ward. When spring arrives, they emerge with cubs and... Read More

April 10, 2013

Zoo's spring break camp helps kids connect with nature

Northwest campers this spring are advised to be on the lookout for bears. And elephants. And flamingos. Well, if you're an Oregon Zoo Nature Ranger, that is. The zoo... Read More

February 15, 2013

Zoo rings in Year of the Snake with free admission - Feb. 10

Bubba, the Oregon Zoo's impressively huge Burmese python, will be slithering into the spotlight soon. The zoo is offering free admission Feb. 10, celebrating the... Read More

February 1, 2013

Kids to explore world of wildlife at winter break camp

When schools close for winter break, release your children into the wilds of the Oregon Zoo! The Oregon Zoo's Winter break camp program –running Dec. 18-21, Dec. 27-... Read More

November 30, 2012

Zoo to host Orangutan Awareness Week Nov. 11-17

The Oregon Zoo will mark Orangutan Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17, showcasing the highly endangered apes and their struggle to avoid extinction. Daily keeper talks and... Read More

November 8, 2012