News: events

1,200 endangered caterpillars to be released

For hundreds of endangered butterflies raised at the Oregon Zoo during the past year, naptime is over.

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March 24, 2017

Zoo announces 6 summer concerts, tickets on sale now

Much as the Oregon Zoo presents a world of natural wonders, so the 2017 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts offer a far-ranging array of musical marvels, from influential... Read More

March 23, 2017

Public invited to opening of zoo's new Education Center

Oregon Zoo visitors can meet Smokey Bear and get their first look inside the zoo's new Education Center this weekend at open houses March 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4... Read More

February 23, 2017

Dr. Bugs to kick off Wildlife Talks series at Oregon Zoo

Renowned ecologist, wildlife photographer and insect expert Mark E. Moffett will be at the Oregon Zoo March 4 talking bugs. Moffett — known to fans as Dr. Bugs —... Read More

February 23, 2017

On Groundhog Day, zoo 'hedges' its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for six more weeks of winter, but local residents can take heart. FuFu, an African pygmy hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo, did not see her... Read More

February 2, 2017

5 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on wetlands for survival. But most of us don't really know how important, or fun to explore, they are.

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January 26, 2017