Zoo digs out, will reopen Feb. 19 with expanded hours

February 17, 2021 - 5:05pm

Oregon Zoo returns to seven-days-a-week schedule with hours 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Snow and ice shuttered the Oregon Zoo over the long Presidents Day weekend, but the popular destination is set to reopen this week, with a return to regular operating hours.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 19, the zoo will be open seven days a week, with timed tickets available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and grounds remaining open until 5:30 p.m.

“Most people didn’t get to see it, but it’s been beautiful up here on the hill,” said Scott Cruickshank, interim zoo director. “The animals had a lot of fun playing in the snow. We can’t wait to welcome back guests.”

All guests, including zoo members, must reserve tickets online in advance, and masks are required throughout the zoo. To learn more about what to expect when visiting, go to oregonzoo.org/reopening.