Oregon's most-visited paid attraction.
The Oregon Zoo provides a home to animals from all corners of the world. With a long history of presenting awe-inspiring opportunities to connect with amazing animals and nature on its 64 forested acres in the West Hills, the zoo also provides a great gathering space for its community members. The zoo encourages visitors to understand and experience the natural world with a goal to inspire action toward conservation and environmental sustainability. Committed to being a responsible community member with a positive economic impact on the region, the zoo's efforts around animal welfare, education, conservation, and sustainability are setting a positive example, and more importantly, are making a difference.
The Oregon Zoo's award-winning education programs serve nearly 700,000 people annually, both at the zoo and in the community. A variety of seasonal events, including the zoo's summer concert series, winter ZooLights festival and the historic Washington Park and Zoo Railway, help this popular attraction and treasured asset draw more than one million visitors each year. With ongoing support from donors and zoo members and a recent bond measure, the zoo continues to enhance its programming, facilities and animal habitats.
What will you experience?
Over 1.6 million visitors each year discover:
- exhibits ranging from ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest to the Serengeti plains, where over 2,200 animals live in natural habitats offering wide open and natural spaces, hiding areas and vistas of the surrounding land
- classes and camps that let kids touch, learn and understand why it is important to care about conserving the planet's wildlife diversity
- a sustainable zoo, with state-of-the-art water and energy conservation features and environmentally-friendly practices
- opportunities to get involved, whether becoming a member, donor, volunteer or simply taking what you've learned and applying it in your everyday life
- a quintessential Portland experience, with a visit to see Packy, one of Portland's most famous residents, a ride on the zoo train through the magic of Zoolights, or stretching out under the stars for a summer concert in the outdoor amphitheater