Summer Fun: Members-Only Hours

Orangutan mom Kitra with her baby Jolene at Red Ape Reserve

This summer, we've added special access hours just for Oregon Zoo members! Whether you're a morning person or more active in the evenings, we have special times for you to enjoy a more exclusive experience at your zoo. 

Members-Only Mornings

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Advance reservations are required. Tickets will be available up to 10 days before each event. Additional guest admission tickets may be purchased on-site for 10% off. Member photo ID required.

Members-Only Evenings

5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy double discounts in the gift shop and on additional admission tickets, select animal activities, half-price train and carousel rides and a variety of activities. Come early and stay late — even if your reservations are for before 5 p.m., zoo members can stay until closing time!

Last entry at 7:00 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 8:30 p.m.

Advance reservations are required. Tickets will be available up to 10 days before each event. Additional guest admission tickets may be purchased on-site for 10% off. Member photo ID required.

Frequently asked questions:

How do I make a reservation for members-only hours?
Tickets will be available online 10 days before each event. Please bring your member card and/or photo ID, just like the regular member check-in. Watch your email for updated information. 

I am a member. May I bring guests with me to members-only hours?
Yes! You can bring additional guests to members-only hours, and purchase discounted tickets at the zoo for entry during these times. Please use the online reservation system to reserve free member tickets for you and any guests or children covered by your membership already. No general admission tickets will be sold online for members-only hours.

I am not a member. Can I pay admission to attend a members-only hours?
Members-only hours are reserved exclusively for current zoo members and the guests included with their membership benefits. General admission tickets are not available for these special hours. We’d love it if you joined our pack – become a member today! (link)

My membership has expired. Can I still attend members-only hours?
Sorry, members-only hours are for current zoo members only.
We’d love it if you re-joined our pack – renew your membership today

Will there be food available for purchase?
Yes. Food, beverages and sweet treats will be available throughout the zoo.

Will the gift shop be open?
Yes. Our gift shop will be open for member mornings and evenings. Members normally receive a 10% discount on purchases. Bonus: Members receive a double-discount (20%) on purchases made during member evenings from 4:30pm to close.

I have a membership with a reciprocal zoo. May I attend members-only hours?
Members-only hours are reserved exclusively for Oregon Zoo members. Reciprocal zoo memberships will not be honored at these events.