Welcome to the Oregon Zoo!
All areas of the zoo are open and face masks are required for everyone 5 years and older in indoor spaces, outdoor areas where six feet of distance from other people cannot be maintained, and in other areas where posted. Find member information here. The Oregon Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, and open nightly for ZooLights. The zoo is closed to daytime guests Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the exception of winter break from Dec. 20 – 31. Please note all days and hours are subject to change.
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.)
Face mask policy
Face masks are required for everyone 5 years and older (regardless of vaccination status) at entry and in indoor spaces, including exhibits, restrooms, restaurants and shops. Masks are also required in all outdoor areas where six feet of distance from other people cannot be maintained, and in other areas where posted. Face shields, if worn, must be accompanied by a properly worn face mask. Per CDC guidance, you may wear two-layered or folded balaclavas or gaiters, but not bandanas or masks with exhalation valves or vents. In some cases, accommodations can be made for individuals with a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe or a disability that prevents them from wearing a mask. To request an accommodation, call 503-226-1561 (press 4) or contact us via email. Please contact us at least 48 hours prior to your visit date, as accommodations must be scheduled in advance, and are by reservation only.
Train and carousel
Train and Carousel operations are weather dependent October – February. If operating, tickets are available on-site until half hour before zoo closes.
A beautiful carousel of 18 handcrafted animals runs from 10 a.m. to 15 minutes before the zoo closes. The historic zoo railway runs daily from 10:30 a.m. to a half hour before the zoo closes. Rides last six minutes and board every 15 to 20 minutes. Members must be logged in to receive discounts.
Food is available (no cash transactions). Mobile ordering is available for AfriCafe. 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 will be 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.
To minimize contact, all food and retail locations are only accepting credit or debit cards at this time.