Beaver Day

April 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 03:00pm

Celebrate Oregon’s favorite rodent at the zoo with keeper talks and activities 

Learn about American beavers and find out what you can do to protect their habitats. These important dam builders are a “keystone species”—the wetlands they create benefit all types of wildlife.


12 - 3 p.m.: Activities with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wetland Conservancy, Johnson Creek Watershed Counsel and Beaver Ambassadors in the Nature Exploration station

1:30 p.m.: Keeper talk at beavers

Free with zoo admission.

Parking costs $2/hour or $8/day and lots tend to fill up quickly, so the zoo encourages visitors to take public transport: Take MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park stop or a Trimet bus. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit for fare and route information. Visitors who ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo will receive $1.50 off admission with proof of ridership.