Children's Zoo

This is an awesome area just for kids and the young at heart! Our Children's Zoo farm yard features exotic farm animals from around the world. Get right up close and personal with our sheep and goats in the contact yard, or explore what it's like to be a bird in our interactive playground the "Eggceptional Eggsplorer's Eggsperience." 

Our interactive playground is open during regular zoo hours. The sheep and goat contact yard is open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Exhibit Animals

View photos of animals on exhibit at the Idaho Falls Zoo (PDF).
Scientific Name
Call DuckAnas platyrhynchos domestic call
Common PeafowlPavo cristatus
Domestic Rabbit
Oryctolagus cuniculus domestic
LlamaLama glama
Nigerian Dwarf GoatCapra hircus domestic nigerian
Sardinian DonkeyEquus asinus domestic sardinian
Vietnamese Pot-bellied PigSus scrofa
ChickenGallus gallus domestic
YakBos grunniens

Animal Ambassadors

While many of these animals are housed in our off-exhibit areas, not accessible to the public, they enjoy coming out on zoo grounds from time to time. Our Animal Ambassadors can be seen at some Exploration Stations, in our Zoomobile outreach program and at other presentations and events on zoo grounds.

 Animal Ambassador
Scientific Name
African Pancake TortoiseMalacochersus tornieri
African Pygmy HedgehogAtelerix albiventris
Ball PythonPython regius
Barred OwlStrix varia
Bearded DragonPogona vitticeps 
Black-headed ParrotPionites melanocephalus
California King SnakeLampropeltis getual californiae
Corn SnakePantherophis guttatus
Crested GeckoCorrelophus ciliatus
Curly Haired TarantulaBrachypelma albopilosum
Domestic FerretMustela putorius
Long-tailed ChinchillaChinchilla lanigera
Madagascar Hissing CockroachGromphadorhina portentosa
Northern Blue-tongued SkinkTiliqua scincoides intermedia
Ornate Horned FrogCeratophrys ornate 
Rose-breasted CockatooEolophus roseicapilla
Three-banded ArmadilloTolypetes matacus