News: events

4 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on wetlands for survival. But most of us don't really know how important, or fun to explore, they are.

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January 25, 2019

Procrastinators take note: last weekend for ZooLights

The holidays aren't over yet! ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, is on for a few more evenings this... Read More

January 3, 2019

Zoo hacks: 6 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights opens for its 30th season on Nov. 21 and it's more popular... Read More

November 20, 2018

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife during the Oregon Zoo's annual Howloween festivities, taking place Oct. 20-21 and 27-28... Read More

October 17, 2018

Oregon Zoo’s pub talk series continues into spring 2019

Bring your friends to a pub talk for drinks, dinner and to hear wildlife experts share their stories

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October 15, 2018

Zoo caps off season with 'End of Summer Party'

It's tough to say goodbye to a Portland summer, but the Oregon Zoo is doing it in true Rose City style — with live music, food carts, local brew and even the... Read More

September 14, 2018