Happy Hour Party for Aquatic Animals

September 5, 2018 - 05:00pm to 09:00pm

Come to the zoo for happy hour and learn about otters, seals and beavers while enjoying everything the zoo has to offer. 

Having cocktails at the zoo isn’t just fun, it helps raise awareness and support for the zoo’s mission of creating a better future for wildlife.

Visitors who are 21+ can enjoy a zoo experience with a date, friends or family at an adults-only event. 


Each happy hour will feature a different animal theme and this event will feature otters, beavers and seals. Keeper talks will happen between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the harbor seals, sea otters, American beavers and river otters habitats. 

Some exhibits close at dusk, so check out the Vollum Aviary before 7 p.m., Forest Hall before 8 p.m., and enjoy a kid-free zoo all night! 

Food carts at the event will include Verde Cocina, Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream, Margaritas, Trailhead Snacks and the Hot Dog Cart selling draft beer and brats, along with Oregon beer, wine, cider and a full bar. 

Tickets are $24.95 per person, $19.95 for Oregon Zoo members.  

Ticket includes zoo admission and a drink ticket, plus lawn games, photo ops, keeper talks and fun animal sightings. 

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.