Now that you’ve done your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, it’s time to check out the ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo. There are over a million lights (I counted them all) and you’ll see the zoo in a light. We went earlier in the week. It was very cold, but it was dry and we had a fun time. It’s become an annual tradition for us. ZooLights runs through January 3, 2016. ZooLights hours are 5 pm to 9 pm.
Saturday (October 4th) is Community Free Day at the Oregon Zoo. That means free admission for everyone! Zoo hours are 9 am to 4 pm.
The family and I went to the Sunset at the Zoo event last week. For those of you who don’t know, Sunset at the Zoo is a series of events that feature musicians and extra activities. On those days, the Oregon Zoo also stays open an extra couple of hours. The kids and I had a fun time. There was music by the Pete Krebs Trio, Copper and Coal, and Trashcan Joe. And my kids enjoyed the children activities. My kids were also well-behaved for a change. They didn’t even complained when we made them eat cotton candy and ice cream. Anyways, Sunset at the Zoo is a fun event for both kids and parents. Unfornuately, Sunset at the Zoo is over and you’ll have to wait until next summer to attend one.
I have good news for those of you who have been thinking about going to the Oregon Zoo. From now until the end of September, the Oregon Zoo is running a buy-one-get-one ticket free promotion. The BOGO admission is only valid on weekdays after 2 pm when zoo visitors ask for the “Zoo After 2” summer discount at the gate. This promotion is in addition to their monthly $4 second Tuesday promotion.
Hello Portlanders! I have an awesome giveaway for dads and moms of young children. I’m giving away Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Blu-ray/DVD Wig Combo Pack on my Portland blog. The two-disc set includes Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, UltraViolet and a rainbow wig. That’s right — it includes Marty’s rainbow wig. Isn’t that cool? My children and I saw Madagascar 3 (review) at the theater last summer. The kids loved it! Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted debuts on Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, October 16th.