World Rivers Day

September 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 03:00pm

Celebrate World Rivers Day at the Oregon Zoo

Rivers sustain life around the world, from the Columbia in Oregon to the Nile in Egypt. The Oregon Zoo and its partners will celebrate these vital habitats on World Rivers Day, Sept. 29 with cultural events and fun conservation-themed activities for kids throughout the zoo, including the official grand opening of the zoo’s Pacific lamprey habitat.

As part of this event, the zoo is extending free admission to all American Indian/Alaska Natives for both World Rivers Day (September 29) and Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct 14) with proof of tribal affiliation or descendent status (tribal ID, CDIB, etc.).  Free admission will be offered for up to four family members per card.

Keeper talks and family activities will take place throughout the day, with help from members of the Umatilla and Cow Creek tribes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Clean Water Services, Clackamas River Basin Council, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Tryon Creek, Oregon Wild/Wolf Ways, SOLVE, Columbia Gorge Refuge, Metro Parks and Nature, Master Gardeners, Friends of Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Forest Service, Cow Creek lamprey biologists and the Willamette Falls Legacy Project.

On display in the Nature Exploration Station will be a cape made out of recycled straws, created through a partnership between Recycle Runway, the Surfrider Foundation and the Ditch the Straw campaign. 

Free with zoo admission.