In general, many of our animals are fed in the morning and late afternoon, but below are some of our most popular pre-scheduled feeding and other attractions. Please check the board at the Main Gate for daily updates.
Penguin Feeding 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Watch keepers hand-feed each and every one of our Magellanic penguins on Penguin Island.
Mandrill 10:30 a.m.
Meet the keeper at the Primate Discovery Center
Ostrich Talk 10:30 a.m.
In the African Savanna weekdays only.
Puente Animals 11:15 a.m.
Make the connection and learn about the animals in Puente al Sur.
Grizzly Bear Feeding 11:30 a.m.
See our grizzly sisters, Kachina and Kiona, enjoy treats at Hearst Grizzly Gulch. Tip: They usually head for the pond.
Francois Langur 12:30 p.m.
Primate Discovery Center
Aye Aye Tours 1:00 - 3:45 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday
Inside the Primate Discovery Center, explore the mystery of one of the world's most unusual primates. Be one of the few to ever see this amazing species.
Ground Hornbills 2:00 p.m.
Ground Hornbill exhibit near Koalas
Asian Rhino 2:15 p.m.
Asian Rhino Exhibit
Savanna Aviary Animals 2:30 p.m.
Black Rhino Talk 2:45 p.m.
Black Rhino Exhibit
Big Cats 3:00 p.m.
American White Pelican Feeding 3:00 p.m.
Come to Pelican Beach and see our three rescued white pelicans enjoy their delicious lunch.
California Sea Lion Feeding 4:00 p.m.
Observe as our blind, rescued sea lions receive verbal training cues and work with specialized targets to maneauver the Fred Carroll Family Sea Lion Pool with ease.
Giraffe Lodge Open House 4:30 p.m.
Join us at the African Savanna near the Osher Giraffe Lodge for an up-close view of these majestic animals.
Programs Throughout the Zoo
You’ll find uniformed docents throughout the Zoo who are eager to answer your questions, tell stories and share their wealth of information with you.
Docents and youth volunteers staff carts filled with biofacts of many different animals. See and touch fur, bones, teeth, and learn about the fascinating physiology of animals.
Summer Programming (June-September)
In the Children's Zoo
10:30 a.m. Barnyard Stampede – Family Farm
11:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Nature Trail is DAILY starting June 9 - August 16, then weekends only through Labor Day
11:15 a.m. Hatchery Tour – Family Farm
12:30 p.m. Prairie Dogs
2:30 p.m. Incredible Insects in Action – Insect Zoo
3:30 p.m. Pond Feeding – Family Farm
4:00 p.m. Keeper Talk: Raptors! – Hawk Hill
11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Thursday - Sunday
Nature Exploration Activity
11:00 a.m., Nature Exploration Meadow, Wednesday - Sunday
Greenie's Garden Walk
11:30 a.m., Greenie's Conservation Corner, Wednesday - Sunday
Whale Tale Story Time
2:30 at Travesia: Journey of the Gray Whale in the Pachyderm Building
Still Not Enough?
Chat with our enthusiastic Docents and Talk on the Wild Side! teen volunteers, who will be all around the Zoo with animals for you to meet and interactive biofact carts where you can touch real fur, feathers and bones. And don’t forget about our talking Storybooks, exciting Eugene Friend Dentzel Carousel and Little Puffer Steam Train, fun shops and cafés and unforgettable overnight, birthday party and bike tour experiences. See our Calender of Events to plan your visit.