News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/7/2022 2:41:43 PM to 7/1/2022 2:05:01 PM.

News Flash

City of Idaho Falls News

Posted on: June 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] You’ll scream for all the sweet June events at the Idaho Falls Zoo!


June has some really emus-ing events planned for everyone at Idaho Falls Zoo! Your zoo is open daily for the 2022 season, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including holidays.

June 10: Sippin’ Safari- Join us for one of our newer fundraising events, Sippin’ Safari! From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 10, enjoy an evening strolling the zoo and listening to live music with your family. Enjoy a live musical performance by “Gas Station Sushi.” Food, beer and wine are available for separate purchase. All ages are welcome! All-you-can drink soda is included courtesy of Teton Toyota. Admission is $10 for the 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 can be purchased online before the event at  As a fundraiser, zoo memberships aren’t valid for entry.  

June 15: Watercolor in the Wild- Each month throughout the season, artist Twyla Mahelona with Mahelona Studio will guide a small group of participants to create beautiful watercolor pieces featuring the animals at the Idaho Falls Zoo. For the June series, we will be painting penguins! Food and drink are available for purchase on grounds. Tickets include admission to the zoo, so come early or hang out late to enjoy the wildlife! All materials are included.  Space is limited, so purchase your ticket right away. Must be 16 or older.  

June 18 through 19: Father’s Weekend at the Zoo- Celebrate the amazing men in our lives and in our zoo family! We invite all the men to enjoy admission to the zoo for only $0.50 with a paid child admission on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Be sure to see our newest zoo dad, Chad the cotton-top tamarin.

June 18: Chillin’ at the Zoo with Reed’s Dairy- Celebrate dad while you scream for ice cream at the zoo! On Saturday, June 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream at this family-friendly zoo fundraiser hosted by Tautphaus Park Zoological Society and Reed’s Dairy! Cost of the event is $7 per person plus zoo admission. TPZS memberships are valid for zoo admission but not on ice cream tickets, which must be purchased separately. We highly encourage you to buy tickets online in advance at 

June 24: Hawaiian Luau and Mama Mango Madness- Come and enjoy a festive Luau at the zoo on Friday, June 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly event featuring soda, water, and adults can enjoy fruity alcoholic drinks and live entertainment by the Noa Polynesia Hula dancers and Taiko Drummers! Drinks are included with your ticket. Come and enjoy an evening of fun, food & drinks as you explore the zoo and all the surroundings. This will be the highlight of your summer. Tickets online

Daily: Meet a Zookeeper- Each day at select times, you’ll meet our amazing animal care staff as they tell you all about our wonderful zoo animal family. Visit for the daily schedule. 

# # #

It’s always a great day at the zoo! Daily admission is a steal of a deal at 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.  

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, please first contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Eric Grossarth at (208) 612-8356 or

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Idaho Falls News

Budget Watch 2019_Water Division

Water Tower Informational Meetings

Posted on: April 27, 2022