Zoo launches summer happy hour series for 21-and-over crowd

April 24, 2018 - 10:23am

The zoo’s summer happy hour series continues on July 11 with a party for birds. 

Each happy hour features a different animal theme and June 11 will focus on birds that live at the Oregon Zoo. Keepers will educate guests about how some species and their habitats are under threat, and find out what simple actions humans can take to help.  

GET TICKETS Party for Birds July 11
VIP TICKETS Party for Birds
Visitors who are 21+ can enjoy a zoo experience with dates, friends or family at an adults-only event.

Having cocktails at the zoo isn't just fun, it helps raise awareness and support for the zoo's mission of creating a better future for wildlife through its animal welfare, education and conservation programs. 

Find out what kind of birds live at the Oregon Zoo and how the zoo is helping different species survive.

Tickets are $24.95 per person, $19.95 for Oregon Zoo members, and include zoo admission, one drink ticket, lawn games, photo ops, keeper talks and crafty activities.

There will be local food carts and breweries, along with beer, wine and signature snacks and cocktails for the event. Guests can ride the train and carousel for an additional charge.

Upcoming happy hours: 

GET TICKETS Party for Elephants August 8
(VIP tickets will be on sale soon)
Check out our Elephant Lands territory, watch the elephants have a pool party and enjoy a kid-free environment on a warm summer night.

GET TICKETS Party for Aquatic Animals September 5
(VIP tickets haven't gone on sale yet)
Learn about seals, otters and beavers from the keepers who care for them, all while having a blast (and a few beers) with your friends.

Happy hour festivities begin at 5 p.m. and gates stay open until 9 p.m. Events are exclusive to guests 21 and over, and valid photo ID must be presented for entry. 

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.