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Posted on: October 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Idaho Falls Zoo Offers Virtual Oktoberfest


Fall is in the air which means it’s time for Oktoberfest!

This year, why not celebrate in a new way? The Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) invites you to celebrate virtually and support your Idaho Falls Zoo with Oktoberfest: Home Edition. 

From October 5-19, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase exclusive Oktoberfest: Home Edition packages online for families and adults. Each package will feature a unique and exclusive “carry-out party in a box” option for 2-6 people to enjoy at home. 

On Friday, October. 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., you can pick up your party box at the William J. Maeck Education Center located at the front entrance of the Idaho Falls Zoo. Then, to enhance your home experience, the zookeepers will host an online event at 8:00 p.m. that night taking you behind the scenes of some of the animal exhibits while you enjoy your party box. 

The boxes are very limited and only available to purchase online at  

Why go virtual? The unfortunately necessary cancellation of all in-person zoo fundraisers (including Boo at the Zoo) caused by COVID-19 has created a massive loss of revenue for TPZS which means the progress on anticipated projects at the zoo will be delayed. Therefore, by supporting these events, you’re supporting your zoo. 

Your zoo needs YOU! Support your Idaho Falls Zoo by making tax-exempt donations at and participate in another fun zoo virtual event! 

Updates on zoo happenings and events can be found on the Idaho Falls Zoo’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts or visit


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 national Species Survival Plans. Learn more on our website.  

Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at         

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