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Posted on: October 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Idaho Falls Zoo Offers So Many Great October Events, It’s Scary!

Pumpkin Photo by Bruce Miller

Your Idaho Falls Zoo is offering some great events in October that will bring out the kid in everyone!

  • Masquerade Ball on October 15: Don your best suit or gown, grab a masquerade mask and join us for an evening of Mardi Gras-themed fun at the zoo. Open only to adults 21+. If you’d like a bit more intrigues, join in the murder mystery event right before the ball. Hurry, tickets are extremely limited, and MUST be purchased by Oct. 12! Tickets will not be available at the door so get yours now at
     Boo by Bruce Miller
  • Brew at the Zoo-Glow Light Party on October 22: From 6:00-8:00 p.m., bring the whole family as this one is open to all ages to enjoy music and an evening stroll around the zoo at this brand-new event. We’ll provide each guest a free glow stick at entrance, but we encourage you to wear glow-in-the-dark items as well! Beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and food will be available for you to purchase in the zoo. Tickets are only $10 each and only available online at
  • Boo at the Zoo is back on Oct. 28, 29, and 30 from 5:00 -8:30 p.m.! Experience Idaho Falls’ largest Halloween event and support your zoo’s major fundraiser. Save money when you get tickets IN ADVANCE at or buy them with cash at Broulim’s in Ammon. This event has all the merry-not-scary fun your family can want with a fully decorated zoo, lots of trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, and games galore!
  • Want to see the zoo lights but want the trick-or-treating, or contests and games? Then Zoo Lights is the event for you! On Nov. 1 and 2 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., enjoy a quiet evening strolling the zoo and looking at all the beautiful lights and decorations. Admission to Zoo Lights is only $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for kids 3-12, and $0.50 for 2 and under. Also, your annual zoo membership CAN be used at Zoo Lights (memberships aren’t valid at other zoo fundraisers)

From October 1st through 24th, your zoo will also be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. From Nov. 6-28 (weather dependent) your zoo is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00-a.m.-5:00 p.m.  

Fall is a great time to visit the zoo to see some of the cold-hardy animals that become more active in the cooler temperatures. Be aware that as the temperatures decrease, the tropical birds and reptiles will be moved to their winter quarters inside the zoo, so they will not be available for public viewing.

For more information on fall at the zoo and zoo events, tickets prices, and zoo happenings visit Idaho Falls Zoo’s website, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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About the Idaho Falls Zoo:   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

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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