Parties & Picnics

Idaho Falls Zoo is the "wildest" place in town to hold your next party, family reunion or company event! From family reunions to corporate picnics, weddings to kid's birthday parties, the zoo is a perfect backdrop for any special occasion. Surrounded by animals from around the world and beautifully landscaped grounds, we can work with you, your family, your club or business and help you create a one of a kind memorable event.


Click on the tabs below for information on event packages.

To request a zoo event, click on the following links. NOTE: This does NOT book your event. Once we receive your digital request form, we'll be in touch with you to complete the booking process.

**Request a Birthday Party
**Request a Daytime Event
**Request an After-hours Event
Zoo Green
Photo: Megan Donovan
  1. Birthday Party
  2. After-Hours Event
  3. Maeck Education Center

Birthday parties are available daily at the zoo from May - September.

Package Includes

  • Admission for 10 children and 2 adults. Additional admissions can be purchased at regular price
  • Select your time: 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
  • Two-hour rental of the Children's Zoo gazebo with 2 picnic tables
  • Visit with an Animal Ambassador
  • Visit from Percy the Penguin (zoo's costumed mascot)
  • Can bring in own birthday cake and juice and/or ask about purchasing a birthday meal package from our Kookaburra Kafe
  • Birthday child receives a special gift from the zoo
  • Kid's games are available

  • Package Price: $90 plus tax ($25 deposit required at time of booking)
Book your birthday party today: Email or call 208-612-8420 to make an after-hours event request.

Daytime events can be held daily during regular zoo hours, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., from May - September.

Event Package

  • Two-hour rental of the Tent on the Green
  • Optional: a visit from the Animal Ambassadors ($50 additional fee, plus tax)
  • Admission for 10 adults included in event price
  • Additional admissions available at group rate.
  • Children 3 and under are free.

Package price: $175.00 plus tax ($50 deposit required at time of booking)

Additional Information

The zoo can accommodate almost any sized group or special occasion. Email or call 208-612-8420 to book your event.