News: education

Public invited to opening of zoo's new Education Center

Oregon Zoo visitors can meet Smokey Bear and get their first look inside the zoo's new Education Center this weekend at open houses March 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center's grand opening festivities, presented by KinderCare Education, also include a free March 4 lecture at 7 p.m. by National Geographic photographer and renowned insect expert, Mark Moffett, aka "Dr. Bugs."

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February 23, 2017

Dr. Bugs to kick off Wildlife Talks series at Oregon Zoo

Renowned ecologist, wildlife photographer and insect expert Mark E. Moffett will be at the Oregon Zoo March 4 talking bugs. Moffett — known to fans as Dr. Bugs —... Read More

February 23, 2017

Around the world in 6 days at zoo's winter break day camps

With schools about to close for winter break, what's a working parent to do? It's not too late to book your kids on an educational journey around the world.

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December 6, 2016

Oregon Zoo, Banfield team up on cat enrichment guide

Your cat may think he's king of the jungle as he stalks through your potted plants, pouncing on leaves — or rather, prey. Actually, our domestic companions do have a... Read More

November 21, 2016

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and... Read More

October 26, 2016

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 30, 2016