Of course, if you are an animal lover you are bound to love this zoo. Moreover you would be delighted to see the wide variety of animal species in the Oregon zoo for sure. Packy, is undoubtedly the highlight of the zoo being the oldest male elephant alive in Oregon. Kids are bound to enjoy this place more.
Kids are more likely to enjoy the zoo as there is also a mini train that runs in the zoo premises, a couple of good eateries and snack bars.
- Parking is readily available at the zoo.
- You have to pay for parking.
Tickets for Peak season (March 1 to Sept. 30):
- Adult (12–64): $14.95
- Senior/ military (65 and up): $12.95
- Youth (3–11): $9.95
- 2 and under: Free
Tickets for Off-peak season (Oct. 1 to Feb. 28):
- Adult (12–64): $9.95
- Senior/ military (65 and up): $7.95
- Youth (3–11): $4.95
- 2 and under: Free
You can visit the zoo for only $4 on the second Tuesday of each month.
- Grounds remain open for one hour after closing.
- By Bus: MAX Station/Oregon Zoo
- SW Knight & Kingston
- By Train: Amtrak Station – PDX
- Rails NW
- BNSF Railway Co
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52.25% of people who visit Portland include Oregon Zoo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
50% of people start their Oregon Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Oregon Zoo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oregon Zoo
One of the best Zoo's I've been to around the world. The closest one in comparison would be the crocodile hunter's zoo in Australia if that tells you anything. They have a really interesting set up where different climate zones and animals all live with each other, and the animals don't look like they hate their lives either. Unfortunately, the train was down for repairs when we went, but I've heard great things about it. If you're in the Pacific Northwest, this is a MUST SEE.
We had a great experience at the Oregon zoo. There was some construction, but I still felt like we got to see everything that we wanted to. Friendly and helpful staff that was knowledgeable about the zoo. Once the portion of the train ride that goes through Washington Park is open again, will be a five star review for sure!
My son & I enjoy going to the zoo on rainy days when it's not too crowded. For anyone visiting, just note that the zoo is undergoing a major project through 2020 to expand some the areas within the zoo boundary. Many areas are now blocked off but kiddos who love construction equipment will enjoy.
Great place to bring the kids to see animals in their natural habitat. Plenty of animal sounds and fun facts located at most exhibits. Be sure to ride the train and watch the elephants getting lunch around 12. Bring snacks for toddlers or stop by one of the many food vendors. Recommend keeping an umbrella handy too. Nothing could dampen the fun time at the Oregon Zoo.
I've been going to the Oregon Zoo for decades! I would have given this 5 stars but I was completely bummed that so many exhibits were closed! It was a gorgeous day though and the elephant exhibit was pretty cool! I will go back next summer and try it again. I'll update my review then, hopefully 5 stars! I would recommend this zoo, when things are open!