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Posted on: October 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Idaho Falls Zoo Extends Regular Season

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The Idaho Falls Zoo is excited to announce that for the first time, the zoo will be open in November on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weather permitting!

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. You may be surprised to know all the zoo animals stay right in your zoo during the colder months, although the tropical birds and reptiles have been moved to their winter quarters inside the zoo, so they will not be available for public viewing. 

In addition, the zoo is offering a special admission rate during November. Visit the zoo for only $5 for adults (13-61), $4 for seniors (62+), $3 for kids (3-12), and only $0.50 for ages 2 and under. Memberships and guest tickets are also welcome.

Also, don’t miss your last chance to enjoy the lights and Halloween decorations! If you want to see the zoo lights but don’t want the trick-or-treating, or contests and games then Zoo Lights is the event for you. On Nov. 1 and 2 only 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 to get into Zoo Lights.

We can’t wait to show you the zoo in fall!

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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.

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

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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