Ring-tailed lemurs hang out at the Oregon Zoo.

Welcome to the Oregon Zoo!

The Oregon Zoo is open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily with the last reservation at 4:30 p.m. 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.)

Keeper talks, animal activities and encounters

Watch and listen as the zoo's most popular residents interact with the people that care for them. Today's schedule


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 close. Boarding occurs every 15 to 20 minutes.


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 close.

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 service

Food and Beverages are available throughout the Zoo. Please check at the entrance of the Zoo for the times the restaurants, cafes and carts are open and closed. Mobile ordering is available for Aviary Cafe. Please note your order is prepared once you place it. Our system does not currently allow you to put in a preferred pick-up time. Please proceed to the pickup window and inform the Aviary Café employee.

You may bring your own food, beverages and coolers, but no alcohol. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Aviary Café has an indoor dining area for your convenience.