Twilight Tuesday

June 19, 2018 - 05:00pm to 08:00pm

Join us at the zoo for Twilight Tuesdays and enjoy reduced admission

Where can you go to eat dinner outdoors, sample local beers, listen to live music and let your kids run around or try crafty activities—all while hanging out with crepuscular creatures such as lions, tigers and bears? The Oregon Zoo has set aside three summer evenings when families, coworkers, groups of friends or dates can come and enjoy everything the zoo has to offer (and more) from 5 to 8 p.m. for just $5 a ticket (members get in free). 

Twilight Tuesdays offer guests the chance to experience the magic of summer evenings at the zoo for a reduced admission price. In addition to all the zoo usually has to offer, Twilight Tuesdays will also include live music, family activities and games, local beer and wine, and food carts including CS Fishery, Pok Pok, Verde Cocina, Koi Fusion, Ruby Jewel, Ben & Jerry’sPip’s and Elephant Ears. Son Cubano Quintet, featuring members of Melao De Cuba Salsa Orchestra, will perform sets at 5:15 and 6:45 p.m. 

There will be a Wildlife Live! meet and greet near the Africafe entrance at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and keepers will educate the community about what small actions humans can take to help other species thrive. 

The ZooGuides team will host crafty activities, ZooTeens will be educating guests about palm oil at Red Ape Reserve and our community partners such as Pixie ProjectNature ConservancyU.S. Forest Service/Smokey BearZooGuide ECO ProgramOregon Bee ProjectPortland'5U.S. Fish & WildlifeMaster Gardener, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, U.S. Forest ServiceAmerican Association of Zoo Keepers, Oregon Zoo Education and Metro Parks & Nature will be hosting booths at the events.  

Try out local and regional beverages from Full Sail Brewing Co.KYLA Hard KombuchaRogueOrdnance BrewingBackwoods BrewingReverend Nat’sCrux BrewingHopworksMigration Brewing and Coopers Hall

Twilight Tuesdays are open to people of all ages. Come out to the zoo for this special evening of entertainment and you'll find that many animals are more active at dusk.

Admission is $5 per person after 4 p.m., and free for zoo members. The carousel and train will be offering rides for an additional charge. 

Parking lots are $2/hour and tend to fill up quickly for these events, and the zoo is encouraging visitors to take MAX rather than driving. Visitors who ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo will receive an additional $1.50 off their already discounted admission with proof of ridership. Call TriMet Customer Service, 503-238-RIDE (7433), or visit for fare and route information.