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Posted on: September 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Idaho Falls Zoo Keeps the STEAM Going with Bands and Brews in September

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As the weather cools down, September is a great time to visit the Idaho Falls Zoo! You won’t want to miss out on any these fun upcoming events!

September 3: The last Sippin’ Safari of this Season!                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Join us Friday, September 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and enjoy an evening strolling the zoo listening to the live music of Perfect Chaos with your family. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase adult and non-alcoholic drinks, so bring your ID.  All ages are welcome. Admission is $10 for the public ages three and up, $5 for zoo members ages three and up, and children two 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.  

September 17: Zoo Brew in Back!
It’s back and better than ever! Adults 21+ can enjoy an evening at the zoo when the animals are active, and the beer is cold thanks to the North American Brewers Association and Tautphaus Park Zoological Society. On Friday, September 17 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. your ticket will allow you to sample beer around the zoo from local and national breweries. Tickets are $30 in advance online and $35 at the door. Designated drivers are only $25. Tickets will likely sell out so don’t delay, get yours NOW at Attendees MUST be 21 years old and older and show identification for entrance. All proceeds will go to the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society to support a new gift shop and entrance for your “best little zoo in the west.”

September  18: Fluor Idaho’s STEAM Day at the Zoo
Thanks to the generous support of Fluor Idaho, you'll explore science, engineering, art, and innovation in an amazing hands-on experience of interactive STEM-themed stations throughout the zoo on Saturday, September 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Activities in the zoo are included with your paid zoo admission or TPZS membership. 

This spring, 4th and 5th graders from Rexburg, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello should have received a cool STEAM-based interactive zoo map at school courtesy of Toyota. If the student brings that map to STEAM Day, the child will get into the zoo for 1/2 price!

September 28: Toyota Driver Tuesday
Calling all Toyota drivers: do we have a deal for you! Thanks to Toyota, we're offering you 50 cent admissions to the driver when you present your Toyota key at admissions during regular zoo hours from 9:30 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28. This offer is good ONLY for the driver (valid for one admission per person per group holding a Toyota key per event day). Come on over to the zoo and bring your Toyota! 

Limited Vendor Spots for Boo at the Zoo
Finally, vendors spots at one of the largest and best events in Idaho Falls is going fast! Boo at the Zoo will be held October 28, 29, and 30. Learn more at
Questions? Contact or call 208-612-8421. 

Also, let’s not forget this month is the perfect time to come see the new red pandas (and vote for their names) and the new Amur tiger, Eloise. Stay tuned to the zoo’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to find out when the new arrivals will start making their way into the public viewing spaces. 

Your zoo is open daily (including holidays during the season) from 9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 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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Stay informed about your 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 City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at

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 over 40 Species Survival Plans. Learn more on our website

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