Twilight Tuesday

June 18, 2019 - 05:00pm to 08:00pm

Enjoy the magic of summer evenings at the zoo at a reduced price

There are few things better than a summer evening in Portland, and your zoo has the perfect park setting to make the most of it. On select Tuesdays, you can eat dinner outdoors from local food carts, sample great Oregon 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.

Admission is only $9 per person after 4 p.m., and free for zoo members. The carousel and train will be offering rides for an additional charge. Zoo gates will close at 8 p.m. (instead of the standard summer hours of 6 p.m.), with grounds being open until 9 p.m.

Live music - Stump City Soul

Activity stations around the zoo, hosted by:

  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council
  • Master Gardeners
  • Metro Healthy Homes
  • Oregon Bee Project
  • Portland'5
  • The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
  • The Oregonian / OregonLive.com
  • The Pixie Project
  • The Xerces Society
  • Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Tyron Creek State Park
  • US Forest Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation
  • ZooGuide ECO Team


Ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo and receive an additional $1.50 off the already discounted admission (with proof of ridership). Explore transportation options.