Win Tickets ($49): Happy Hour @ The Zoo: Party for Aquatic Animals! | Meet the Keepers, Lawn Games, Photo Ops, Drinks

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Happy Hour @ The Zoo: Party for Aquatic Animals! on September 5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 31.


From our sponsors:
Happy Hour Party for Aquatic Animals!
September 5, 2018
5-9 p.m. | Cost: $24.95 per person, $19.95 for Oregon Zoo members | 21+
More info:

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Having cocktails at the zoo isn’t just fun, it helps raise awareness and support for the zoo’s mission of creating a better future for wildlife.

Visitors who are 21+ can enjoy a zoo experience with a date, friends or family at an adults-only event. 


Some of the area’s favorite local food carts will be at the event, along with Oregon beer, wine, cider and other drink options.

Each happy hour will feature a different animal theme and this event will feature otters, beavers and seals.

Tickets are $24.95 per person, $19.95 for Oregon Zoo members.  Ticket includes zoo admission and a drink ticket, plus lawn games, photo ops, keeper talks and fun animal sightings.

There are two VIP ticket options available: 
The Harbor Seal and Sea Otter Experience
: VIPs will go behind the scenes with the keepers, where they‘ll meet and watch a training session with the harbor seals Tongass, Kaya, Atuun and Sterling. VIPs will also get to meet and feed internet-famous sea otters Lincoln, Eddie and Juno. ($175, 3:30 p.m., 30 minutes, wheelchair-accessible)

The River Otter and Beaver Experience: VIPs will go behind the scenes with the keepers, where they get to meet and watch a training session with the zoo’s river otters Tilly and BC and meet/feed the American beavers Aspen, Willow and Filbert. ($175, 4 p.m., 30 minutes, not wheelchair-accessible)

VIP tickets include early admission starting at 3:30, reserved parking, a behind-the-scenes encounter, a buffet, free beer and wine until 6 p.m., and a drink ticket for after 6 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.

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66 Responses to Win Tickets ($49): Happy Hour @ The Zoo: Party for Aquatic Animals! | Meet the Keepers, Lawn Games, Photo Ops, Drinks

  1. Tracy August 7, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

    Some of my favorite animals! Sounds like fun to hang out for happy hour :-)

    • Valerie Skala August 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

      Yeah!! A Zoo day!! I sooo want to visit and relive my youth!!
      I’ve mussed the trips a bunch!!

      Thank you in advance..

  2. Robert August 7, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    sounds like a swell time!

  3. AJ August 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    This sounds great. I would love to go.

  4. Taylor August 7, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

    OH my heart. I would cry the happiest tears. Otters and seals are some of my favorite little sea babies!

  5. Matt August 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

    I like turtles!

  6. MARC August 8, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    This would be awesome to attend!

  7. Katrina August 8, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    As a Canadian, I feel I MUST attend the event that features beavers! And as an added perk, who doesn’t love mer-dogs! I mean, seals and otters.

  8. Allie Margarella August 8, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    I love the zoo!

  9. shelby wade August 8, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    I would love to enjoy a tasty beverage with the zoo animals!

  10. Emily Otter-lover Holland August 8, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    I want to go because it would be otterly terrific!! hahaha

  11. Jess August 8, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    I’m not sure if animals like alcohol, but I like parties.

  12. Kim August 8, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

    We have really been wanting to go to one of these events!

  13. Jami Roberts August 8, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

    I need this in my life so much! What a incredible chance to have this experience.

  14. Molli Taylor August 8, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

    i love zoo events and nothing would make me happier than to do this!

  15. Trent J Sergi August 8, 2018 at 10:52 pm #

    Hey I’m getting on my feet here in Portland so in the mean time it’d be great to get to take my girlfriend to the zoo, meet people and experience something new!

    Hey I’m getting on my feet here in Portland so in the mean time it’d be great to get to go to a show and experience a new band like they should be experienced, (at least for the first time), live.

  16. Marjorie Potter August 9, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    My family and I love the Oregon Zoo and the events they sponsor. The aquatic animal party would be awesome to attend!

  17. Laura August 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    I would love an end of the summer hangout with a friend! The zoo is always a good time and i do believe that this would be an otterly amazing event! Please seal the deal and choose me.

  18. Cassi August 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

    STILL have not been to the zoo saince we moved here…please please please pick me!

  19. Amber caron August 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    This sounds so nice! I haven’t made it out to the zoo since we moved up here
    Which is odd since we visited several times before.
    I’d love to grab a drink and hang out with some animals ♥️

  20. Jonathan Ostrom August 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    Yes please — we’d love to be happy and excited with the animals, keepers and friends.

  21. Christine Ayer August 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm #

    Several school age foster kids would love this adventure as they get ready to go back to school, hint, hint…

  22. Erica August 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    I would love to win this! My friend will be in town and this would be a great event to go too! We went to zoo lights in December. I’d love to show her the zoo during the summer!

  23. Dianna August 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

    Oh yes , Love to seal a toast with the magnificent animals on an informative fun happy hour!

  24. Courtney August 9, 2018 at 9:44 pm #

    This would be a great anniversary gift!

  25. April August 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

    Love seeing otters!

  26. Melody August 10, 2018 at 1:04 am #

    Best zoo ever!

  27. Coleman Anno August 10, 2018 at 9:28 am #

    My girlfriend and I have not made it to the zoo yet since we moved here-I would live this!

  28. erica rosser August 10, 2018 at 11:57 am #

    Drinks and animals. Yes, please.

  29. William Dollarhide August 10, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!!

  30. Jennifer August 10, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

    Being surround by cuties of the sea for a special event at the zoo sounds like a spectacular way to spend a Wednesday night to this gal!

  31. Kelsey Smith August 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm #


  32. Aurianna August 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    I haven’t been to the zoo in 8 years! This will give me a good reason!

  33. Paula Seid August 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    I am a Zoo member and have never been able to do anything like this. We would LOVE it!

  34. Bryan S Seid August 13, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    A night at the Zoo with our Aquatic friends would be something to wave your fins at.

  35. Julio August 14, 2018 at 1:26 am #

    Aquatic life and a drink! Sounds like a fun evening!

  36. Natalie August 14, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    So fun! Love the idea of an adult night at the zoo!

  37. Bethany Taylor August 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    I would love to go to this!!

  38. Iris G August 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    I love the zoo!

  39. Renee August 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  40. Cassi August 14, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    This would be so awesome! The perfect date night!

  41. Maureen D August 14, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    I would love to go to the happy hour for the aquatic animals. I love anything connected to the water especially the animals. What a great cause.

  42. Kacy August 14, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    This sounds like soo much fun!!! Party with the otters?!

  43. Bronwyn Ewers August 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    Love this…..a zoo experience without kids, pretty awesome! Wow.

  44. Angelica August 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    Love the zoo! Sounds like a perfect date night :)

  45. Penina Ullrich August 14, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    I’ve never been to this zoo. This would be an amazing surprise for my husband.

  46. Jamie August 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    Please and thank you!

  47. Lindsey August 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    This otter be fun!

  48. Jamie T August 14, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    Yes please!!

  49. Sarah August 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    i have half a dozen fishtanks but nothing compares to marine mammals :)

  50. Olympia August 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    I would love to be able to take my brother to this event who will be coming home from overseas. Please choose me :)

  51. poppy August 14, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    Please make me a life Aquatic!

  52. Rachael Schoenberg August 14, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

    I love all these different events the zoo has been putting on! I’d love to take my friend!

  53. Teresa Bergan August 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

    Love the Oregon Zoo. It would be fantastic to win.

  54. K Todd August 15, 2018 at 12:32 am #

    Who wants to play speed zoo???
    Not I. I want to play w/ the aquatic animals all day!!!

  55. K Todd August 15, 2018 at 12:33 am #

    Who wants to play speed zoo?
    Not this girl. Nope… I want to play w/ the aquatic animals all day!!!

  56. Qing August 15, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    Let me hug all the water babies.

  57. Arturo Calilung August 15, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

    I really think you Otter send me to this event!

  58. Julie S. August 15, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    Who doesn’t want to drink with animals?!

  59. Laura August 15, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

    Heck yeah, animals and booze!

  60. Danny G August 16, 2018 at 8:15 am #

    this sounds like fun

  61. Valerie August 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    This seems like such a fun and unique event! Would LOVE to go and see all the animals w/ a cocktail in hand :)

  62. Dana Goodale August 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    This is great. I’d love to meet the keepers and have a photo op with the animals :)

  63. Joni Scheib August 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

    I llove the zoo, and the aquatic animals! I remember seeing the seals engaged and then well baby later. I enjoy watching the polar bears swim and dance. The sea otters dancing and playing. All so cute! Please enter me into this contest, I hope to win. Thank you!

  64. Amy August 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

    Fun! I would love to go!

  65. Amy August 16, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    Fun, I want to go!

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