Hippo Happy Hour

March 8, 2018 - 05:00pm to 08:00pm

Join us for a send-off for hippos Poppy & Bubbles!

In late March, Poppy and Bubbles will move to the Fort Worth Zoo's brand-new African Savanna area. At their new Texas home, our beloved hippo pair will swim with thousands of colorful fish in a simulated African river, complete with a constant current and a state-of-the-art filtration system to keep the waters clean. The transfer is necessary as the Oregon Zoo prepares to break ground on an expanded habitat for rhinos, one of eight major projects made possible by the community-supported zoo bond measure passed in 2008.

Hippo Happy Hour will send the pair off in style, while raising support for the zoo’s mission of creating a better future for wildlife.


$24.95 per person ($19.95 for zoo members)

Tickets include one drink ticket for beer or wine, and the chance to enjoy happy hour at the zoo with grown-ups only. Come hungry! Food from some of your favorite local food trucks will be available for purchase, along with signature cocktails and Hippo Kiss artwork and merchandise.

VIP Experience (sold out)

4-5 p.m.
$175 per person
includes Hippo Happy Hour as listed above, plus parking, hosted food, beer and wine from 4 – 5 p.m., a behind-the-scenes encounter with Poppy and Bubbles, and your own Hippo Kiss artwork to take home.

Hippo Happy Hour, including the VIP Experience, is exclusive to guests 21 and over. Valid photo ID must be presented for entry. 

This is a ticketed event in support of the zoo's animal welfare, education and conservation programs and is not included with zoo membership.