City of Idaho Falls News

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Boo at the Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo, Family CostumeBoo at the Zoo, one of Idaho Falls Zoo’s largest fundraisers is set for October 26, 27, and 28. Hosted by the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society, Boo at the Zoo showcases a huge array of lights and lighted displays, dozens of decorations, nightly costume contests at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., crafts, games and trick-or-treat stations hosted by area businesses and organizations.

Boo at the Zoo is Idaho Falls’ must-see, family-friendly Halloween event,” says David Pennock, zoo superintendent. “Guests will have a unique experience, including over a half-million lights and custom-designed Halloween displays surrounded by the amazing fall atmosphere of the zoo.”

This year’s displays will include many favorites, as well as featured Superheroes vs. Villains-based games in the Children’s Zoo. The zoo is thrilled to welcome back Timberline Garrison and their special photo backdrop. Guests can pose with costumed Star Wars characters on Friday evening. Timberline Garrison is a local chapter of the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans.

Dates: Thursday, Friday and Saturday Oct. 26, 27, 28

Time: Gates open at 5 p.m. Last admission is at 8:30 p.m.

Costume Contests: Nightly at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Cost: NEW this year – tickets are just $5 for ages 3 and up before the event or at the event if paid in cash. Tickets purchased at the event with a credit or debit card are $7. Children 2 and younger are free!

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! Save time, don’t wait in line at the event–we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance by clicking HERE or at Broulim’s stores in Idaho Falls and Shelley, or the zoo gift shop during regular zoo hours.

Zoo memberships, coupons, discounts and promotions are not valid for admission to Boo at the Zoo, as the event is a fundraiser for the Tautphaus ParBoo at the Zoo 2017k Zoological Society and the Idaho Falls Zoo.

For more information on the event, contact Laurie Gravatt at (208) 612-8421 or The zoo staff and volunteers would like to thank local businesses and organizations for their continued support of this event. All funds raised from the event go to support the Idaho Falls Zoo. ###

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