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Chapter 20.24 Portland Zoo Admission Charges

20.24.010 Rates Established.

(Amended by Ord. No. 131073, 133949, and 141817; passed and effective May 27, 1976.) The following charges shall be collected for admission to the Portland Zoo:

A. The Portland Zoological Society, while managing the Portland Zoo during the term of a Zoo management agreement with the City, may provide for free admissions and charge admission fees to the Zoo.

B. The prescribed admission fee for residents of the Metropolitan Service District shall be:

Children under 6 years Free

Children 6 years and older but less than 12 years $ .25

Persons 12 years or older but less than 65 years $ .75

Persons 65 years or older $ .25

C. The prescribed admission fee for nonresidents of the Metropolitan Service District shall be:

Children under 6 years Free

Children 6 years and older but less than 12 years $ .75

Persons 12 years or older but less than 65 years $1.50

Persons 65 years or older $ .75

D. Supervised groups of children from schools, institutional homes, and nurseries located within the MSD area shall be admitted free with attending the Zoo as part of a regular child education program. Adults entrusted by the school or institution with custody and supervision of every such group also shall be admitted free, but only to the extent of one adult supervisor for each 10 children in the group.


20.24.020 Portland Zoological Society Members.

(Amended by Ord. No. 132931; passed and effective July 1, 1971.) Members of the Portland Zoological Society paying a membership fee shall have free admission to the Portland Zoo under the following conditions:

A. The Portland Zoological Society shall pay to the City two children admission fees for each junior membership sold, two adult admission fees for each individual membership sold, and four adult admission fees for each family membership sold. Remittance to the City shall be made monthly by the Society as memberships are sold.

B. Junior membership shall be limited to children ages 6 through 15, inclusive.

C. Family membership shall be limited to parents and their minor children.


20.24.030 Group Rates.

Tickets for admission to the Zoo may be purchased in advance at group rates. The rates shall be less than the charges provided in Section 20.24.010 as follows:

Number of Tickets - Reduction

50 to 99 - 20 percent

100 to 249 - 25 percent

250 to 399 - 30 percent

400 or over - 35 percent

Tickets purchased under this Section shall not be redeemable. The preparation of the tickets, the procedure under which they may be purchased and the time limit upon their validity shall be prescribed by the Commissioner In Charge of the Bureau of Parks.


20.24.040 Special Events.

The admission fees fixed in this Chapter are waived for special events scheduled by the Zoo operator when a catering fee or service fee is charged which becomes part of the gross annual revenues from concessions and a portion of which is subject to remittance to the City.


20.24.050 Lifetime Passes.

The Commissioner In Charge of the Portland Zoo shall have authority to grant to donors who contribute supplies, materials, and exhibits of value in excess of $1,000, a lifetime pass.


20.24.060 Rates Under Zoo Management Agreement.

(Added by Ord. No. 132931; passed and effective July 1, 1971.) Notwithstanding the rates established by this Chapter, the Portland Zoological Society, while managing the Portland Zoo during the term of a zoo management agreement with the City, may establish different charges to be collected for admission to the Portland Zoo, not to exceed the rates set herein.