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.
Big Cat Keeper Talk 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
In the Lion House, weekends and holidays only.
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 Feeding 12:30 p.m.
Primate Discovery Center
Meet the ARC Animals 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday; 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday
Meet the animals of the Koret Animal Resource Center and learn about their amazing stories from volunteers and animal staff.
Aye Aye Tours 2:30 and 3:00 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.
American White Pelican Feeding 3:00 p.m.
Come to Pelican Beach and see our three rescued white pelicans enjoy their delicious lunch.
Raptor Feeding 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Join us at the side lawn of the ARC to see animal staff feed one of our beautiful raptors. Ask questions about the raptor's natural history and care.
California Sea Lion Feeding 3:30 p.m.
Observe as our blind, rescued sea lions receive verbal training cues and work with specialized targets to explore the Fred Carroll Family Sea Lion Pool with ease.
Giraffe Lodge Open House 3:45 p.m.
Join us at the African Savanna in 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.
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, Little Puffer Steam Train, the newly renovated Elinor Friend Playground, fun shops and cafés and unforgettable overnight, birthday party and bike tour experiences. See our Calendar of Events to plan your visit.