Summertime is our absolute favorite and we pack as much fun as possible into it! We kicked off the summer with our annual visit to the Hogle Zoo and as always, it did not disappoint!
The Hogle Zoo is spread out over 42 acres so there is so much to do and see. We usually spend the whole day playing! The first stop the last couple of years has been the Red Pandas– because, how cute are they! My favorite has always been the elephants, I love how close you can get to really see how incredible they are.
We always spend a good chunk of the afternoon playing at the Creekside Play Area. It is hot, and the kids can only do so much walking before they get tired. I have two suggestions for this: Rent a stroller and take breaks playing at the Lighthouse Point Spash Zone & Creekside Play Area.
The highlight? Our favorite is the Zoofari Express train which is part of the African Savannah Exhibit! It takes you all over to see all kinds of animals, our favorite being the giraffes and zebras. It is nice to relax and cool off while still seeing so many animals.
Something new I hadn’t seen before were all the Washed Ashore sculptures. They are constructed entirely from debris that have washed up along the Oregon coast. They are neat to see, but what they represent is incredibly important. One of the greatest threats to global oceans is marine debris, and each of these sculptures represent the sea life affected by plastic pollution. I seriously loved seeing them throughout the zoo and love what they are doing to promote awareness.
The zoo has lots of daily programs and attractions! Be sure to check their event calendar to see if there is anything additional happening while you will be there. You also have the chance of a lifetime with their up-close Wildlife Connections and fun giraffe feedings.
Mar 1- Oct 31 the zoo is open from 9am to 6 pm
May 1- September 30 (Summer Season)
|Adults (13 to 64)||$18.95|
|Seniors (65 and older):||$16.95|
|Children (3 to 12):||$14.95|
|Children 2 and younger:||Free|
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I received tickets in exchange for this review, but all opinions are my own.