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Director’s statement on Clean Water Act protections rollback

This week, federal agencies finalized a plan to remove protections for streams, wetlands and other freshwater habitats. Under the Environmental Protection Agency's new rules, streams that only flow seasonally and wetlands that are separated from larger bodies of water will no longer be protected. Read More
January 24, 2020

Zoo field trips get boost from KinderCare Education

KinderCare Education has once again signed on as presenting sponsor for Oregon Zoo field trips and Title 1 programming, helping to provide inspiring conservation and... Read More
January 14, 2020

Local attractions offer reciprocal admission to members in 2020

Back by popular demand, museums and attractions in the Portland metro area and beyond have teamed up to offer a reciprocal membership program in 2020. Read More
January 2, 2020

Zoo hacks: 6 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.5 million colored lights opens for its 30th season on Nov. 29 and it's more popular... Read More
November 12, 2019

Beervana gets brighter: Two nights of Brewlights at zoo

On Nov. 22-23, the zoo will host its third annual BrewLights: a ZooLights experience just for the 21-and-over crowd. Visitors can sample local beers, seltzers and ciders... Read More
October 30, 2019

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects. Read More
October 22, 2019