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


Visitors can pick up discounted-admission coupons at participating Toyota dealers

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

ZooLights, a winter wonderland of nearly 1.5 million brilliant colored lights, runs now through Jan. 5 at the zoo. Visitors to the annual display, presented by Toyota, can enjoy big savings this week and next by picking up a two-for-one coupon at participating Toyota dealers. Coupons are valid Monday to Thursday evenings, now through Dec. 12.

And on Dec. 10, all ZooLights tickets are buy-one-get-one-free — no coupons required — as an extension of the zoo's popular Second Tuesday admission-discount program, sponsored by the Walmart Foundation. During regular hours that day — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — visitors can see the zoo for the reduced price of $4 per person. (Visitors who enter the zoo before 4 p.m. are welcome to stay for ZooLights.) As always, children 2 and younger are admitted free.

Once immersed in the ZooLights, guests can take advantage of some delicious food specials as well. The zoo's Cascade Grill is offering a free children's meal with the purchase of an adult meal, and Bearwalk Café is offering a free marshmallow crisp with the purchase of select meals.

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.

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