News: events

Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

ZooLights has become a Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than one million lights, with music and entertainment every evening. We will be booking performances every night that ZooLights is in operation, and hope you can join us in making this the most memorable ZooLights yet!

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October 11, 2016

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 30, 2016

Oregon Zoo to host Otter Awareness Day, Sept. 25

Otter lovers, take note: The Oregon Zoo will host an Otter Awareness Day Sunday, Sept. 25, with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful... Read More

September 22, 2016

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 3, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers,"... Read More

September 2, 2016

Zoo to celebrate red apes on World Orangutan Day

On Aug. 19, the Oregon Zoo celebrates World Orangutan Day with activities highlighting these endangered great apes and what people can do to help in them survive in... Read More

August 16, 2016

Zoo's popular Wildlife Live returns to central lawn

Change is in the air this summer at the Oregon Zoo's Wildlife Live program presented by Portland General Electric. The gracefully soaring raptors, wildlife... Read More

June 23, 2016