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Posted on: June 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Idaho Falls Zoo Announces July Events


Things are really heating up at the Idaho Falls Zoo this July! The month is full of fun events so come bring your friends and family to the best little zoo in the west! Your zoo is open daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., including holidays (and yep, that means we’re open on the 4th of July).

July 2: It’s Time for Sippin’ Safari- Join us for another month of our newest fundraising event, Sippin’ Safari! Friday, July 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. come enjoy an evening strolling the zoo listening to the live music of Regatta de Blanc with your family. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase adult and non-alcoholic drinks, so bring your ID, and all ages are welcome. Admission is $10 for the general public ages 3 and up, $5 for zoo members ages 3 and up, and children 2 and under can enjoy the zoo for free! Tickets must be purchased online before the event at As a fundraiser, zoo memberships aren’t valid for entry.  

July 9: Wines in the Wild is Back!- Wine a little, laugh a lot with an evening full of wine tasting and music with the Jazz House Big Band! Bring your friends to enjoy the zoo during this adults-only event. Hosted by the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society, Wines in the Wild will take place on Friday, July 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Food will be available for separate purchase during the event. As a fundraiser, TPZS membership is not valid for this event. You must be 21 or older to attend and show valid ID for admittance to Wines in the Wild. Buy tickets now at                                                   

July 30: Bat Night at the Zoo- It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…BAT?! Learn about the amazing world of Idaho bats from the experts: bat biologists from Veolia Nuclear Solutions’ ESER Program and BYU-Idaho will show us why bats are so important to our local ecosystems and how you and the zoo are working together to help them. Admission is $5.50 per person for ages 3 and over, 2 and under is $1. TPZS memberships are not valid for this event as it’s a fundraiser for conservation efforts. Watch for upcoming event times and registration information.

Wow! Zoo Camps are SOLD OUT this summer! Thanks for your incredible support of the education mission of the Idaho Falls Zoo. Follow us on social media and check for information about education programs coming up in the fall and winter.

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.  

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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.

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, contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at


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