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

If you have an Oregon or Washington photo ID and documentation showing that you participate in an eligible program, you qualify to buy up to four tickets for $12 each for you and your immediate family members.

Eligible programs:



AZA Reciprocal Membership Discount

The Oregon Zoo honors $12 discount admission for up to four named adults and children covered by a membership at participating AZA zoos and aquariums.


Military Discount

Veterans and active service members receive $2 off the price of regular admission when they show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers, or other official military identification.


On Friday, November 11, 2022, the zoo offers up to six FREE tickets per active military personnel/veteran. Families of deployed military personnel will also be given free admission.


Group Ticket Sales

Discounted group rate for general zoo admission

  • If purchasing 20 or more adult/child general admission tickets for a specific day / time in a single transaction, you are eligible to receive a discount admission rate of $18 per ticket for all ages.
  • Non-profit organizations pay $15 per ticket for all ages. Proof of the non-profit's status must be verified at time of purchase.  
  • Please note complimentary infant (ages 0-1) tickets do not qualify towards required 20 ticket minimum.
  • Group orders are non-refundable.
  • To inquire about group ticket availability and to purchase, please submit a help center request.

Portland Attractions Marketing Alliance (PAMA)

Local attractions are collaborating to offer expanded benefits to members in 2022, including the Oregon Zoo. Members can show their proof of membership, along with photo ID, to gain admission for up to four people at a different attraction each month, regardless of their level of membership. A full list of participating attractions can be found here. The Oregon Zoo is PAMA's participating attraction for the month of January 2023. Available December 23, 2022.