Senior Safari

September 17, 2019 - 09:30am to 03:00pm


Senior Safari Welcomes Seniors to the Oregon Zoo

Local seniors can reconnect with wildlife during Senior Safari, a free day at the zoo for anyone 65 or older, presented by Oregon Eye Specialists, PC and Providence Medicare Advantage Plans.

“Most people think of the Oregon Zoo as a great place for kids to learn about wildlife conservation — and it is,” said Dr. Don Moore, zoo director. “And it’s a great place for older adults to connect with animals too. We’ve planned this day especially for the seniors in our community because we want all ages to have that opportunity.”

Seniors (who may each bring along one free companion for the day) can attend animal talks, explore the grounds, and enjoy free rides on the zoo train.

Throughout the day, guests can also catch up with some honored citizens from the animal world. The Oregon Zoo has earned a stellar reputation for the exceptional and innovative care it provides its senior residents; many live far beyond the median life expectancy for their species, and some are even the oldest of their kind.

The City of Portland is offering discounted rides to and from this event for anyone who requires a wheelchair accessible vehicle with a ramp, when using PDX WAV. More information on how to access the discount is here.