News: events

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Howloween

Some of the world's largest land animals demolished a couple of the area's largest pumpkins this morning, during the Oregon Zoo's 22nd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 23, 2020

Zoo readies treats for guests, animals during Howloween

For many families, trick-or-treating is not in the cards this year, but that doesn't mean we can't get in the Halloween spirit. During the Oregon Zoo's annual Howloween... Read More
October 19, 2020

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... Read More
April 7, 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