Calendar of Events 2014

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April

  • Zoo Opens Saturday, April 12th.
  • Earth Day (April 26th, 10AM – 3PM) – Fun conservation activities in the zoo and neighboring hockey shelter. For more information: Click Here.

 May

  • International Migratory Bird Day (May 10th, 12PM – 3PM) – Birds migrate great distances every year. Learn more about why birds migrate and why it is so important. Join us for crafts and activities focused on birds. For more information about IMBD: Click Here
  • Mother’s Day (May 11th) – Mothers admitted free with a paying child admission.
  • Armed Forces Day (May 17th) – Free admission for members of active duty military (with ID) and their immediate family: spouse, child, parent, brother or sister.
  • Bear Aware Day (May 24th, 1PM – 4PM) – Free admission for children 12 and under when they bring their teddy bear to the zoo. Enjoy a fun filled day of bear activities, crafts and games!

 June

  • Hoofin' it at the Zoo (June 7th, all day) – This NEW event will take a look at the zoo's hoofed animals during World Ungulate Day. More details to follow.
  • World Oceans Day (June 8th, 1PM – 4PM) – We may not live next to the ocean, but our everyday lives affect it. Come to the zoo and learn more about our oceans and the zoo's cute ocean dwellers, the African black-footed penguins as well as fun crafts and games!
  • Father’s Day (June 15th) – Fathers admitted free with a paying child admission. Sponsored by Dixie's Diner.
  • Date Night Fridays (June 20th) – Bring  your special someone for a fun evening at the Zoo! With each full price adult admission after 5pm, you get a second adult admission at half price. Enjoy a special Animal Encounters show and special meal deals at the Kookaburra Kafe. Last admission 7pm, grounds close 8pm.

 July

  • Frontier Day (July 12th, 1PM – 4PM) – Our western heritage is important to us all. Visit the zoo and explore the agricultural arts of the region with the local spinners and weavers demonstrating their skills using wool sheared from sheep. Create your own candles, leatherworking items and more!
  • Date Night Fridays (July 18th) – Bring  your special someone for a fun evening at the Zoo! With each full price adult admission after 5pm, you get a second adult admission at half price. Enjoy a special Animal Encounters show and special meal deals at the Kookaburra Kafe. Last admission 7pm, grounds close 8pm.

 August

  • Enrichment Day (August 3rd) – 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 4th) – 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 Fridays (August 15th) – Bring  your special someone for a fun evening at the Zoo! With each full price adult admission after 5pm, you get a second adult admission at half price. Enjoy a special Animal Encounters show and special meal deals at the Kookaburra Kafe. Last admission 7pm, grounds close 8pm.

 September

  • The Stroller Set (September 1st-5th) – Free admission to the Zoo for an adult accompanied by a baby (3 and under) in a stroller (1 adult free per stroller).
  • Zoo Brews (September 12th, 5PM-8:30PM) – A fundraiser hosted by the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society. Enjoy a summer evening at the Zoo, tasting amazing beers and wines, listening to fine music and watching the animals. Must be 21 or over to attend/enter the Zoo. TPZ Society memberships do not apply. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.mbbf.org for $20 until September 11, or pre-paid tickets are $25 (pick up at the zoo gift shop, MarCellar's, Idaho Brewing, Firehouse Grill, or the Cellar), or $30 at the gate. Designated drivers pay $5 to enter the zoo. For more details click here.
  • Fall Appreciation Free Day (September 27th) – Free admission for all of our zoo guests.

 October

  • Last day of regular zoo operation for 2014: Sunday, October 5th.
  • Boo at the Zoo (October 28, 29, & 30) – 1,000 pumpkins, 500,000 lights, light sculptures, tricks, treats, spiders and snakes, games and prizes make for a safe and enjoyable Halloween at the Zoo. This "merry not scary" event includes a number of trick-or-treat stations for all ages and a costume contest. TPZ Society memberships do not apply. For more details click here
  • Night Lights (October 31st, 6PM-7:30PM) – If you want to come see the beautiful Halloween decorations at the Zoo but skip the crowds, visit on Halloween night. Please note there will NOT be Trick-or-Treat stations, costume contest, crafts or games. Admission will be half price regular zoo admission. 

 December

  • Christmas with the Critters (December 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, & 27, 10AM-3PM) – What do the animals do at Tautphaus Park Zoo during the Winter? The zoo will be open for 6 days in December for guests to visit the animals that like the cold and snow. You can watch the animals receive special Christmas treats and more. Children can visit with Santa from 12-1pm each day (only December 20-23). The zoo will open at 10 am and last admission is at 3pm. Admission is half price. The Zoo does reserve the right to not open for the day if the weather is too dangerous.