Zoo, Walmart partner for another year of discounts

Oregon Zoo urges Second Tuesday guests to ride MAX for additional savings

The Walmart Foundation has renewed its presenting sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo's popular Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for the reduced price of $4 per person on the second Tuesday of each month.

"We're very grateful for Walmart's continued support, which ensures that more of our community can be inspired to take action for wildlife," said Teri Dresler, interim zoo director.

Walmart representatives will be at the zoo July 14, handing out free reusable shopping bags and other items while supplies last.

"We're proud to sponsor the Oregon Zoo's Second Tuesday program, reducing the cost of admission by about 65 percent and making it possible for more families to enjoy the zoo and learn about wildlife conservation," said Matti Havener, senior vice president and regional general manager for Walmart. "Together, we're helping families save money on fun, family-friendly activities and create memories that will last a lifetime."

The Oregon Zoo is a service of Metro and is dedicated to its mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Committed to conservation, the zoo is currently working to save endangered California condors, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, Oregon silverspot and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies, Western pond turtles and Oregon spotted frogs. Other projects include studies on black rhinos, Asian elephants, polar bears and bats.
The zoo relies in part on community support through donations to the Oregon Zoo Foundation to undertake these and many other animal welfare, education and sustainability programs. The zoo is located five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26 at exit 72. The zoo is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors who travel to the zoo via MAX receive $1.50 off zoo admission. Find fare and route information online or by calling TriMet Customer Service at 503-238-RIDE (7433).
General zoo admission is $10.50 (ages 12-64), $9 for seniors (65 and up), $7.50 for children (ages 3-11) and free for those 2 and younger; 25 cents of the admission price helps fund regional conservation projects through the zoo’s Future for Wildlife program. A parking fee of $4 per car is also required. Additional information is available by calling 503-226-1561.

Media contact: 

Hova Najarian | 503-220-5714 | hova.najarian@oregonzoo.org
Emily Miller | 503-525-4239 | emily.miller@oregonzoo.org