PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Zoo is offering free admission to all visitors on Saturday, Feb. 3.

The free community day celebrates World Wetlands Day, officials said. Visitors will able to take part in activities that highlight animals who depend on wetlands, such as river otters, crocodiles and flamingos.

“There’s something irresistibly mysterious about wetlands,” said Dr. Don Moore, zoo director. “And it’s amazing to learn how important they really are. We have a full day of activities scheduled on Saturday, and we hope everyone who comes through the gates is inspired to help create a better future for wildlife.”

Here’s a schedule of some of the wetland-related activities:

  • 10:45 a.m. - river otter activities in Cascade Marsh area
  • 11:30 a.m. - crocodile feeding in Africa Rainforest area
  • 12:30 p.m. - flamingo keeper talk in Africa Rainforest area
  • 1:45 p.m. - beaver keeper talk in Cascade Marsh area
  • 2:30 p.m. - duck talk in Cascade Marsh area

Zoo officials advise visitors to take the MAX if possible. They say free days are typically busy and parking is limited.

The zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Saturday.