Monthly Programs

Science Trivia Night

Every Second Tuesday
7:00 p.m.

Test your science knowledge while also participating in an engineering challenge. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Team Name, Trivia Winner, and Challenge Winner.
Cost: $15/team (up to 5 people)
Location: Union Taproom, 230 W Bonneville St

Untamed Art

Every Second Sunday
11:00 a.m.

Zoo Idaho is partnering with Sixes and Brick 243 to create an unique event for the whole family . Create one-of-a-kind art pieces with instruction from local artists in a monthly art-and-brunch event with new artists featured each month.
Cost: $60/person
Group Rate: $55/person (group of 5 or more)
Ticket Includes: Art supplies, brunch, and one drink
Proceeds benefit Zoo Idaho education programming
Registration: REGISTER NOW

Annual Events

Date Night at Zoo Idaho

Saturday, February 12, 2022
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style and learn some fun animal mating facts. Cost includes a guided zoo tour about animal mating habits, a zoo gift, and a gift card to a local restaurant. Each tour will be an hour long. Cost goes towards capital improvement fundraising, which we use to improve and build new exhibits for our animals.
Cost: $50/couple
Registration: REGISTER NOW

Earth Day

Saturday, April 23, 2022
9:00–11:00 a.m.

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to clean up Ross Park and the zoo. Gloves and trash bags provided as well as treats and coffee.

Mother’s Day at the Zoo

Sunday, May 8, 2022
All Day

Mothers will receive 50% off their admission when they are accompanied by a paid child.

Endangered Species Day

Friday, May 20, 2022
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Participate in 10+ activities provided by local environmental organizations about endangered species and the environment including live animal encounters and more!

Cost: Free with Admission

Father’s Day at the Zoo

Sunday, June 19, 2022
All Day

Fathers will receive 50% off their admission when they are accompanied by a paid child.

Enrichment Day

Saturday, July 10, 2021
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Watch to see our animals sniff, stomp, pounce, and play with tempting “Enrichment” treats designed to exercise their minds and bodies and enhance their overall well-being.
Cost: Free with Admission

Roar & Pour Wine Walk

Saturday, July 24, 2021
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Join us for Roar & Pour Wine Walk at Zoo Idaho! This fun evening will help us raise funds for all the exciting things happening at the zoo! It is an adults-only (21+) event. Head over to the zoo for wine tasting and live music! Tickets include souvenir wine glass, wine tasting, and entrance into Zoo Idaho. A Taste of Hawaii will be there with tasty specials for purchase. Proudly sponsored by Lookout Credit Union.

Cost: $25 per ticket; $20 for ZIZS members

Free Day at the Zoo

Saturday, August 21, 2021
All Day

Connections Credit Union is hosting a Community Day at Zoo Idaho on Saturday, August 21. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., zoo-goers will receive free admission to the zoo and the chance to see Zoo Idaho’s nearly 100 animals. Hot dogs and beverages will also be available at no cost and family-friendly activities will be available.
Cost: Free

Grandparents’ Day at the Zoo

Sunday, September 12, 2021
All Day

Grandparents will receive 50% off their admission when they are accompanied by a paid child.


Saturday, October 2, 2021
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Raise your glass to beer and animals! Drink beer! Celebrate conservation! Save wildlife! Join Friends of the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society on October 2 from 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at our 5th Annual OktoBEARfest. It’s a beer-tasting event at Zoo Idaho! Enjoy great times and great brews with beer tastings, animal encounters, and food purchases!
Volunteers: SIGN UP NOW

Zoo Boo

Saturday, October 30, 2021
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Lookout Credit Union
If you are looking for a howling good time this Halloween, Zoo Boo is sure to deliver. Come dressed in your favorite costume for this Halloween bash from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Trick or treat around the zoo and participate in fun activities provided by our vendors. Dress to impress and enter our costume contest: individual and group prizes! This is a not-so-spooky, safe trick-or-treating atmosphere. Have a fanging ghoul time!
Cost: Admission to the zoo

Stockings for Wildlife

Saturday, December 11, 2021
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Purchase stockings from Nov. 8–Dec. 8, 2021
Sponsor a stocking for one of our Zoo Idaho residents. Stockings include treats and enrichment for the animal, plus sponsors one school outreach program for a local school who cannot afford to pay. Stocking Sponsor Winter Enrichment Day will be on Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Stocking sponsors are invited to a private event at the zoo to watch their animals enjoy the enrichment items included in their stocking.
Cost: $75 per stocking
Registration: BUY NOW

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Connections Credit Union

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