Welcome to the Oregon Zoo!
The Oregon Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Friday–Monday with the last reservation at 2:00 p.m. ZooLights days and hours vary. Masks are no longer required. All days and hours are subject to change. Find member information here.
Online advance-purchase tickets are required
Advance online ticket reservations are required for all guests, including members. All visitors must be included in the timed reservation, including infants (age 0 to 1). Tickets are available 10 days in advance. Guests and members should arrive at the zoo within 10 minutes of their scheduled time. Zoo capacity is timed and limited. If you arrive outside of your scheduled time, you may need to wait for the next available entry time. In order to ensure entrance, your timed ticket should be purchased in advance.
For zoo members: all named members must show photo ID along with their reserved ticket when entering the zoo. Additional guests may not be substituted for named cardholder reservations. Membership cards are not required since ID numbers will be printed on the tickets. (Each named member, child or infant (age 0 to 1), or guest must have their own reservation. All children and guests must arrive with a named cardholder with a photo ID.)
Winter maintenance hours begin Nov. 22.
Midweek (Tues. - Thurs.) daytime closures through Feb. 16. except for school winter break, Dec. 19-29.
It’s that time again! As a seven-day-a-week operation throughout most of the year, it can be difficult to schedule annual maintenance projects that are needed to keep your zoo beautiful and in tip-top shape. From November 22 through February 16 (with the exception of winter break which is Dec. 19-30), the zoo will be closed for daytime admission Tuesdays through Thursdays so that we can complete this important work. Don’t worry! You can still visit your favorite animal friends and experience gorgeous winter days at the zoo Fridays through Mondays. Daytime closures will not affect any special or after-hours events like ZooLights. Thank you for bear-ing with us!
Take a ride on the Oregon Zoo carousel with 18 beautifully crafted animals to choose from. The carousel hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Choo Choo! Take a step back in time aboard the historic Washington Park and Zoo Railway. This six-minute journey circles a 20-foot-high elevated trestle in the forest north of Elephant Lands — the same path the train took back in 1958 when it first opened. The train hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Boarding occurs every 15 to 20 minutes.
Carousel and train tickets are available the day of your visit at the train and carousel ticket booths. Visit our help center for additional information and FAQ.
Food is available. Mobile ordering is available for Aviary Cafe. You will be notified when your order is ready for pickup. Indoor dining areas are open. You may bring your own food, beverages and coolers, but no alcohol. Beer and wine are available for purchase.
Parking is available in the city lot adjacent to the zoo and throughout Washington Park. Guests are encouraged to download and use the Parking Kitty app for safer and easier parking payment. Oversized vehicles and trailers can park in designated areas. Find more information on our parking page.