News: events

Bright way to save: Zoo doubles MAX discount

Beginning Friday, Dec. 19, visitors who take MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo's annual light display will receive a $3 discount on their admission (proof of ridership required).

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December 17, 2014

Zoo hacks: 4 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

This year marks the 27th ZooLights for Ratcliff, who started working at the zoo in 1982 and has been involved with the light display since its inception. We checked... Read More

December 12, 2014

ZooLights to close Dec. 10, reopen Thursday Dec. 11

With ZooLights off to its most successful start ever, the Oregon Zoo will pause to catch its breath Wednesday, Dec. 10, closing to the public for one evening to host... Read More

December 10, 2014

Bright lights, big savings: 2-for-1 deals for ZooLights

The Oregon Zoo is looking to make people's holidays a lot brighter without making their wallets a lot lighter.

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December 1, 2014

Zoo marks b-day of oldest male polar bear and his twin sis

On Monday, Dec. 1, the popular brother-and-sister pair turn 30 — quite old for polar bears — and keepers will throw a birthday party at 10 a.m. that day with treats... Read More

November 25, 2014

All aboard! Free rides this weekend as zoo train returns

The Washington Park and Zoo Railway will take on its first passengers in more than a year this weekend. Officially, the train won't resume operations until ZooLights... Read More

November 20, 2014