Polar bear Nora shakes off the water while swimming in the Oregon Zoo's Polar Passage habitat.

Admission rates

Regular admission:
Adult (12 and up): $24
Child (2–11): $19
Infant (under 2): Free

Advance online ticket reservations are required for all guests, including members. All visitors must be included in the timed reservation, including infants (age 0 to 1). Tickets are available 10 days in advance. Guests and members should arrive at the zoo within 10 minutes of their scheduled time. Zoo capacity is timed and limited. If you arrive outside of your scheduled time, you may need to wait for the next available entry time. In order to ensure entrance, your timed ticket should be purchased in advance.

For zoo members: all named members must show photo ID along with their reserved ticket when entering the zoo. Additional guests may not be substituted for named cardholder reservations. Membership cards are not required since ID numbers will be printed on the tickets. (Each named member, child or infant (age 0 to 1), or guest must have their own reservation. All children and guests must arrive with a named cardholder with a photo ID.)

Credit and debit cards are accepted. Checks or money orders are not accepted.

The Oregon Zoo offers discounted admission for Oregon and Washington individuals and families who qualify for a variety of income assistance programs. Learn more here.

Parking rates

Parking fees mirror downtown Portland's hourly rate of $2 per hour with a $8 daily maximum. It is recommended that you use the Parking Kitty app to avoid contact with parking payment kiosks.

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 home page of the website. When in doubt, call the zoo’s main telephone number, 503-226-1561, for up-to-date information.