Oregon Zoo


Address: 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221

Website: oregonzoo.org/today

Hours: The zoo opens at 9:30 am. Closing times are seasonal — see website.

Admission: General admission (ages 12 and up): $17.95; ages 3-11: $12.95. Children 2 and under are free. See oregonzoo.org/admission for additional discounts and admission information.

Free/Discounted Days: $5 per person admission every day for qualifying families. See oregonzoo.org/zoo-all.

Museum Café: AfriCafe, food carts, treats and more.

Camps/Classes: Spring and summer camps and classes are available; see oregonzoo.org/camp for more information.

Inclusivity Information: oregonzoo.org/accessibility.

Reciprocal Memberships: Limited — see website.

Get Social: facebook.com/oregonzoo | Twitter Instagram: @oregonzoo

Why Kids ♥ It

What could be better than getting up close and personal with some of the most amazing animals on earth? From watching the elephants swim in their pool to racing a cheetah to standing like a flamingo, kids never tire of interacting with their favorite wildlife.

Why Parents ♥ It

The zoo is the perfect outing — kids get a chance to play in nature, expend some energy, and be delighted by wildlife. And it’s a chance for the whole
family to get outside, learn, and have fun together. Plus, the variety of food options has something for everyone (including Oregon beer and wine for the grown-ups!), and there are plenty of indoor viewing options as well, so the zoo is appealing no matter the weather.



It wouldn’t be the holiday season in Portland without ZooLights! See the dazzling display of over 1.5 million lights, ride the popular lighted train and carousel, sip hot cocoa and get into the holiday spirit. November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Red Panda “Mei Mei”. © Oregon Zoo / photo by Michael Durham

The Cuteness Is Here

Get to know Mei Mei, the rare (and adorable) red panda. She arrived at the Oregon Zoo earlier this year, and is already making herself right at home.

Animal Encounters

Meet some of the zoo’s amazing residents! Each experience includes an up-close encounter with an animal, a keeper chat, and opportunity for photos — and some experiences include a chance to feed and touch the animals too. Find out more at oregonzoo.org/animal-encounters.

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