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City of Idaho Falls News

Posted on: May 9, 2023

Idaho Falls Zoo hosting moms this weekend

Mothers Day PR Zoo

IDAHO FALLS -- Idaho Falls Zoo is now open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including holidays (and yes, that means they are open Memorial Day) and they are offering a special for all the ladies this weekend.

May 13-14: Mother’s Weekend at the Zoo - Women can enjoy admission to the zoo for only $0.50 with a paid child admission (of $5.00 or greater) on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. 

The zoo wishes to remind guests that field trip season is in full swing. Over 400 school-aged children are enjoying the zoo each weekday in May, especially in the mornings. They recommend afternoons if you’re looking to visit the zoo when it’s less busy. The zoo requests all groups of 15 or more people to sign up for a time to visit in advance of your arrival. You can do so at

May 24 and 25: STEAM Day at the Zoo- Thanks to the generous support of United Way of Idaho Falls & Bonneville County, over 1,500 area elementary students will visit the zoo to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) courtesy of several area businesses and organizations. This event is already SOLD OUT; unfortunately, no other reservations can be accepted at this time. If you are not on the schedule for the day, the zoo recommends planning your visit after 2:00 p.m. or on another day. 

Admission to the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park is a steal of a deal! Only $8 for adults (ages 13-61), $6.50 for seniors (62+), $5.00 for children (ages 3-12), and $0.50 for ages 2 and under. Prices do not include tax. All admissions include the zoo’s conservation fee. 

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Stay informed on the fun at the zoo! Follow Idaho Falls Zoo on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and subscribe to zoo notices under Notify Me on the city’s website,

Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, please contact Public Information Officer Eric Grossarth at (208) 612-8562 or [email protected].

About Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park: With more than 330 individual animals representing 130 species from all around the globe, the Idaho Falls Zoo is known as the “Best Little Zoo in the West.” Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo participates in 44 Species' Survival Plans. Learn more on our website. 

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