The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park                                                                                                                   


  Open Daily:  9AM – 4PM; last admission 4PM; grounds close 5PM (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.




Penguin Interaction Program

Dive on in for a chance to meet our penguins up close as well as the animal keeper that cares for them. 



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.






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



Boo at the Zoo

October 28 - 30

Enjoy a safe and enjoyable Halloween at the Zoo. 1,000 pumpkins, 500,000 lights, light sculptures, trick, treats, spiders, snakes, games and prizes.  This "merry not scary" event includes a number of trick-or-treat stations for all ages and costume contest.

Would you like to be a vendor during the event? Click Here for more details to enjoy the fun!









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.