Hours, admission, special offers

The Oregon Zoo is temporarily closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn more.


Get your tickets online

Looking for a gift card? You can purchase Oregon Zoo gift cards online, as well as at the zoo.


Hours change seasonally:

  • Sept. 3, 2019 - March 20, 2020: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 21, 2020 - March 29, 2020: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • March 30, 2020 - May 24, 2020: Mon - Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat - Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 25, 2020 - Sept 2, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo is open every day of the year, except Dec. 25.


Admission rates

Park package—best value! Includes admission, train and carousel. 
Available for purchase at gate only. 
Adult (12 and up): $22.95
Child (3–11): $17.95

Regular admission:
Adult (12 and up): $17.95
Child (3–11): $12.95
2 and under: Free

Train: $4
Carousel: $3
Zoo key: $3.50

Cash, credit or debit cards are accepted. Checks or money orders are not accepted.


  • Zoo For All: Oregon and Washington individuals and families that qualify for income assistance programs can purchase up to four admission tickets for $5 per person. Learn more about Zoo For All.  
  • Bringing a large group to the zoo? Twenty or more paid admissions qualify for a group rate when purchased in one transaction.
  • Ride the bus or light rail to the zoo? Show your transit ticket, HOP card, or TriMet pass and get $1.50 off the price of regular admission.
  • Seniors aged 65 and older receive $2 off the price of regular admission. Discount does not apply to dependents, family or accompanying friends.
  • Veterans and active service members and retirees receive $2 off the price of regular admission when they show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers, or other official military identification. Discount does not apply to dependents, family or friends accompanying military personnel.
  • Once a month from June to August, visit the zoo for Twilight Tuesdays—summer evenings at the zoo at a reduced price! 

Please note that discounts may not be combined. 

Parking rates

Parking fees mirror downtown Portland's hourly rate of $2 per hour with a $8 daily maximum.

Purchase tickets online

Purchasing your tickets online lets you skip the lines at the entrance and come enjoy the zoo sooner. Your online tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase. ZooLights tickets are valid during ZooLights only. 

Questions? Contact us at etickets@oregonzoo.org or call 503-226-1567.

Field trips

Bring your class to the zoo and expose students to one of Oregon's most vivid learning experiences.

Zoo keys

Unlock the secrets of the zoo and learn about your favorite animal at talk boxes on zoo grounds. Purchase a zoo key with your admission or any zoo retail location for $3.50.

Social service agencies

Are you a client, provider or otherwise affiliated with a social service agency? You may qualify for free or reduced price tickets.

Eligible providers work with government agencies to provide:

  • Child and family services
  • Mental health programs
  • Programs for seniors
  • Programs for homeless clients

Submit your request at least 30 days prior to your desired date. Designate the approximate number of clients and chaperones.

Weather-related closures

Rarely, the zoo closes because of ice, snow or other weather-related conditions. In the case of a closure, updates are posted on the front page of the website. When in doubt, call the zoo’s main telephone number, 503-226-1561, for up-to-date information.