News: events

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 than ever.

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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

Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

ZooLights is a longstanding and beloved Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than... Read More

September 13, 2018

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 1, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers,"... Read More

August 31, 2018