The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park                                                                                                                   


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




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

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




Enrichment Day

August 3

See how our zoo keepers enrich the lives of our animals with a variety of activities designed to mentally and physically stimulate snakes, lions, penguins and more!


Seniors Day

August 4

Free admission for seniors 62 and over. Have a box lunch, sit under a shady tree and enjoy up close animal encounters and old time music. Sponsored by Lincoln Court.  


Date Night

August 15

Bring  your special someone for a fun evening at the Zoo! Enjoy a special Animal Encounters show and special meal deals at the Kookaburra Kafe.






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.