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Posted on: April 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] May Events are In Bloom at the Idaho Falls Zoo


Idaho Falls Zoo’s 2022 season is off to a wild start! And we’re roaring right into May with some great events for everyone. Your zoo is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including holidays (and yes, that means we are open Memorial Day).

May 6: Sippin’ Safari- Join us for our fan-favorite fundraiser, the Sippin’ Safari concert series, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening strolling the zoo listening to live music by the Dewdroppers with your family. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase adult and non-alcoholic drinks, so bring your ID! All ages are welcome. Purchase tickets before the event at As a fundraiser, zoo memberships aren’t valid for entry.

May 7 and 8: Mother’s Weekend at the Zoo- In honor of all the amazing women in our lives and in our zoo family, we invite all the ladies to enjoy admission to the zoo for only $0.50 with a paid child admission on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Be sure to see Tunda, our new cotton-top tamarin mom and her tiny little new addition, Ash.

May 21: Armed Forces Day- In appreciation of the service provided by members of the armed forces, we are proud to offer $0.50 to the zoo for former or active military personnel (with valid military ID), and group admission for the immediate family members in their group. 

May 25 and 26: STEAM Day at the Zoo-Over 1,500 area elementary students have been invited to the zoo to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Unfortunately, this event is already full; no other reservations can be accepted. Thanks to United Way of Idaho Falls for being a proud supporter of this amazing event! 

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.  All admissions include the zoo’s conservation fee. 

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Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Eric Grossarth at (208) 612-8562 or 

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 has the largest collection of animals in the state of Idaho and is considered 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. 

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