Party for the Planet

April 27, 2019 - 09:30am to 03:00pm

Celebrate wildlife everywhere with a party for the planet! 

Featuring fun educational activities, up-close experiences with ambassador animals, roaming entertainment, a summer camp open house and volunteer sign-ups, Party for the Planet has something for everyone who wants to celebrate the Earth's biodiversity and take action to protect wildlife.


9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Visit educational and activity booths and get your passport stamped
11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Up close experiences with ambassador animals at Elephant Plaza

Participating partners

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District
Master Recycler and food waste prevention program
Metro Master Gardeners
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon Zoo education and volunteer programs
Oregon Zoo Environmental Conservation and Outreach Program

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.