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.
Oregon Zoo Travel Tips
- Parking is readily available at the zoo.
- You have to pay for parking.
Entrance Ticket Details For Oregon Zoo
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.
Oregon Zoo Hours
- Grounds remain open for one hour after closing.
How to Reach Oregon Zoo
- By Bus: MAX Station/Oregon Zoo
- SW Knight & Kingston
- By Train: Amtrak Station – PDX
- Rails NW
- BNSF Railway Co
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46.38% 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
Cute zoo! Rather small but has neat features. I loved the train ride although it was short. It has the last functioning mail train in the US and they have their own stamp which was fascinating. The fall colors were beautiful here. I loved that a lot of the enclosures felt open enough with the animals that it felt like you were more connected with them.
This is an excellent zoo. It is very well laid out. The staff are great. Penguins and Polar bear to Tropical Birds. It is a joy to walk through this part, or take the train. Consider membership if you plan to visit often.
The zoo is so much fun! This was my first time going to the Oregon Zoo. I was surprised by just how much was shaded. Don't let that fool you though! Make sure you put on sunscreen! The bird talk was awesome! Seeing all the different birds and a couple of them flying to the perches out in the audience was pretty cool! I can't wait to visit again!!
This is one of the best zoos I have been to. I was hesitant because the pictures and size don't do it justice. It's a large zoo with a good variety of animals that all seem active. The best part is the design of the habitats, it makes every section amazing and conducive to watching the animals. I spent all day here and still felt like I needed more time. This zoo is amazing.
Was a very nice zoo. I'm from Texas so it was nice to see a different kind of layout. Very nicely kept and wonderful walkways. Only thing I can say is a good bit of the zoo was under construction. Over all, very nice. Would recommend.