World Giraffe Day

June 21, 2018 - 09:30am to 04:00pm

Celebrate World Giraffe Day at the Oregon Zoo.

World Giraffe Day is an annual event started by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation as a way to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night (depending on which hemisphere you call home) of the year—June 21—every year!

It's a great reason to celebrate these tall, beautiful animals, as well as an excuse to support them and create awareness about the challenges they face in the wild. 

Spend today at the zoo as we mark the occasion along with schools, nonprofits, conservation organizations and other zoos around the globe. Help us raise awareness and support for giraffes, and learn what small actions humans can take to help them thrive. 

The event will feature keeper talks, giraffe-based activities, crafts, photo ops and other fun stuff. There will be a fact cart, a picture cutout stand, games and tattoos.

Come learn about the world's tallest animal on the longest day of the year.

Cost: Free with zoo admission. 

Parking costs $2/hour or $8/day and lots tend to fill up quickly in the summer, so the zoo encourages visitors to take public transport: Take MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park stop or a Trimet bus. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit for fare and route information. Visitors who ride MAX Light Rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo will receive $1.50 off admission with proof of ridership.