The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park                                                                                                                   


  Open Daily:  9AM – 5PM; last admission 5PM; grounds close 6PM (complete hours)                                                                 (208) 612-8552

      **Due to a special event fundraiser, on September 12, 2014 the zoo will close early.

         Last admissions will be at 3:00pm and the grounds will close at 4:00pm.**




Encounter animals from around the world.




Animal Encounters

Meet our animal ambassadors up close and learn about their unique features.




Penguin Feedings

Watch our colony of penguins as they feed on fish at Penguin Cove.




Children's Zoo

Get right up close and personal with many of our animals.










EdZOOcation Classes

Registration open now!

Classes for kids ages 2-13!


Weeklong Camps

Weeklong camps are offered twice for each age group throughout the summer.


Mini Camps

Spend your Thanksgiving Break at the Zoo



Behind the Scenes Tours

Visit two off exhibit animal areas and learn how the zoo cares for those specific animals.



Sleepover Safaris

Come spend a wild sleepover at the zoo with your family, friends, scout troop, church group, birthday party, or school.








The Stroller Set

September 1-5

Free admission for an adult accompanied by a baby (3 and under) in a stroller.



Zoo Brew

September 12

Enjoy an evening at the Zoo when the animals are active and you can taste some delicious brews.  Food will be available for purchase from Kookaburra Kafe on the green and at the tasting stations by local restaurants throughout the Zoo.  Wine Tasting provided by BRJ Distributing as well.  Must be 21 to attend. 



Fall Appreciation Free Day

September 27

Free admission for all of our zoo guests.



Last day of regular Zoo operation for 2014

Sunday, October 5





Association of Zoos & Aquariums

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums is building North America's largest wildlife conservation movement, by engaging and inspiring our 143 million visitors and their communities to care about and take action to help protect wildlife.