Community Appreciation Days

February 21, 2022 - 09:30am to February 25, 2022 - 04:30pm


As a thank you to our community, the Oregon Zoo is offering half off all regular admissions from Monday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 25.

Timed-entry tickets must be purchased in advance online, no tickets will be available on-site at the zoo. Tickets will be available up to 10 days in advance of the visit date. Reservations for Feb. 21 can be made starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 12. 

This special appreciation promotion can not be combined with any other discounts. 


The past few years have been a time of major change at the zoo, as workers completed three major projects funded by the community-supported 2008 bond:

  • At the new Polar Passage, guests can come face to face with polar bear sisters Nora and Amelia Gray, as they play in piles of ice, snooze under shelters, and plunge into deep saltwater pools.
  • Across the way, Primate Forest expands on improvements first helped along by Dr. Jane Goodall. Forty years ago, the zoo’s pioneering work with chimpanzees drew the attention of the famed conservationist, and she visited regularly, getting to know Chloe, Leah, Delilah and the other zoo chimps.
  • Nearby Rhino Ridge recently welcomed eastern black rhinos King and Jozi. Zoo caregivers hope the pair will inspire a new chapter in the conservation of this critically endangered species.

“If you haven’t visited for a while, you’re in for a great surprise,” said Heidi Rahn, zoo director. “We came together as a community to benefit the animals and the environment, and this is an achievement we can all be proud of. We hope everyone who visits is inspired to help create a better future for wildlife.”