6 Wild Ways to Save at the Oregon Zoo
The Oregon Zoo is one of the best attractions in Portland for fun day of adventure. With many special programs, events and exhibits, everyone can take a walk on the wild side, no matter your age. The only downside to this Portland hot spot is that it rarely has deals on tickets.
A trip to the zoo for a family of four can easily exceed $60. That’s not including snacks, souvenirs or extra pricing for special experiences. Take a journey with us as we guide you through the best ways to save on admission at the Oregon Zoo.
Also, keep in mind that you will have to pay for parking. Parking fees are $2 per hour with a $8 daily maximum.
Discount Admission to the Oregon Zoo
Become a Member
If you visit the zoo more than twice a year, you should be a member. Memberships include complimentary admission, guest passes and park discounts. Prices start at $79 per year.
From June through August, the zoo hosts Twilight Tuesday on the third Tuesday of the month. The cost is $9 per person after 4 p.m. Make sure you buy tickets in advance. From September through May, visit the zoo for only $5 on the second Tuesday of each month. Second Tuesday tickets are not available as print-at-home tickets.
For the summer, the zoo has started hosting adult-only (21+) happy hours from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Included in the price are photo opportunities, Keeper Talks, animal demonstrations and up close encounters. You’ll want to purchase them online before they sell out.
Public Transportation Discount
Ride the bus or light rail to the zoo, show your transit ticket, HOP card, or TriMet pass and get $1.50 off the price of admission.
Zoo For All
Qualifying Oregon and Washington individuals and families can purchase admission tickets for only $5 per person. See if you qualify.
Veterans, active service members and retirees receive a $2 discount when they show official military ID.
Social Service Agencies
If you are a client, provider or affiliated with a social service agency, you can receive free admission. Eligible providers include adoption services, child and family services, health care, mental health programs, programs for seniors, and programs for homeless clients.
To get free tickets, you must submit a request here.
Standard admission to the Oregon Zoo is as follows:
Adult (12–64): $17.95
Senior/ military (65 and up): $15.95
Youth (3–11): $12.95
2 and under: Free
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