Join us at the zoo for Twilight Tuesdays this summer.
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 like 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.
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 local food carts such as CS Fishery, Pok Pok, Verde Cocina, Eleni’s Kitchen, Koi Fusion, Ruby Jewel, Pip’s, Zeds and Ben & Jerry’s. Farnell Newton and the Othership Connection will be playing their funky music 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 the Nature Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service/Smokey Bear, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation, ZooGuide ECO Program, Portland'5, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Master Gardener, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, U.S. Forest Service, American Association of Zoo Keepers, Oregon Zoo Education, Pixie Project and Metro Parks & Nature will be hosting booths at the events.
Sample local and regional beverages from Full Sail Brewing Co., KYLA Hard Kombucha, Rogue, Ordnance Brewing, Backwoods Brewing, Reverend Nat’s, Crux Brewing, Hopworks, Migration Brewing, Portland Cider Co., 2 Towns Ciderhouse 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. Tickets are available at the door (no online option).
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 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit trimet.org for fare and route information.