News: events

Oregon Zoo live video and home activity resources

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live video, come here for at-home ideas to learn more about these animals and how to help them. Read More
March 23, 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

Zoo celebrates Pacific lamprey at World Rivers Day event

Sept. 29 celebration includes keeper talks and activities focused on world's waterways From the Columbia in Oregon to the Nile in Egypt, rivers sustain life. On World... Read More
September 24, 2019

Free July 4th admission for military, first responders

On Thursday, July 4, the Oregon Zoo will mark Independence Day by offering free admission for military veterans, active military personnel and first responders (active... Read More
June 25, 2019

Travel the world with Oregon Zoo wildlife experts

This October, adventurers have two opportunities to travel alongside Oregon Zoo animal experts and learn how the foundation is helping the zoo save species and create a... Read More
June 13, 2019