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Upcoming events

Early Member Mornings

Date: June 29

Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.

male and female lion socializing

Join us for a special evening at the zoo exclusively for our valued members! Member Appreciation Night features an array of activities and entertainment, including face painting, glitter tattoos, prize drawings and live music. Enjoy up-close animal encounters, roving entertainers and fun lawn games — plus free train and carousel rides throughout the evening. It’s our way of saying thank you for your continued support!

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Event schedule

5 p.m.  Doors open
5:30 p.m.  Activities begin
6 to 7:30 p.m.  Animal encounters
6:20 p.m.  First prize drawing at Amphitheater*
6:30 p.m.  Spencer Sprocket at Amphitheater
7 p.m.  Last entry
7:20 p.m.  Second prize drawing at Amphitheater*
7:30 p.m.  Spencer Sprocket at Amphitheater
8:20 p.m.  Last prize drawing at Amphitheater*
8:30 p.m.  Zoo grounds close

*All members in attendance are automatically entered to win the prize drawing. You must be an active Oregon Zoo Member and present to win. 

Keeper chats and animal activities

5:15 p.m.    Mountain goat or black bear keeper talk 
5:30 p.m.    Family Farm keeper talk
5:45 p.m.    Animal encounter at Family Farm
6:00 p.m.    Condor keeper talk
6:15 p.m.     Orangutan keeper talk
6:30 p.m.    Polar bear activity
6:30 p.m.    Lion or wild dog keeper talk 
7:30 p.m.    Elephant keeper talk


Visiting vendors
Six Stix Gourmet Pretzels  (Amphitheater)
Bandit Kettle Corn (Amphitheater)

Zoo favorites
Aviary Cafe  (amphitheater)
Bratwursts (amphitheater)
Cantina Bowl  (Elephant Plaza)
Dippin' Dots and Churros  (Elephant Plaza)
Elephant Ears  (Elephant Plaza)
Growler’s Pizza  (Elephant Plaza)
Portland Pretzel & Popcorn Co.  (Elephant Plaza)
Sunset Highway Shave Ice Co. (Central Plaza)
Scoop and Swirl  (Discovery Plaza)
Trailhead Snacks (Central Plaza)

Member deals

Food and beverage:
During Member Appreciation Night, enjoy a 20% discount at select restaurants. Bombolini ice cream sandwiches will be available for only $3. As always, you're welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy at the zoo.

During Member Appreciation Night, enjoy a 20% discount at select retail outlets. 

Admission info

Reservations are required:
Reservations are available at the zoo entrance. Reservations are required for all attendees, including named adults, children and guests covered by your membership. You may purchase additional discounted guest admission tickets as part of your reservation. Please arrive together at the time of your reservation.

Guest admission:
You can purchase additional discounted guest tickets at the gate. 

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