ZOORIFIC EVENTS

Monthly Events

Science Night

Every Second Monday
6:30 p.m.

Test your science knowledge while also participating in an engineering challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the Trivia Winner, Challenge Winner, and for the Best Team Name. Advanced registration required!
Cost: $15/team (up to 5 people)
Location: Jim Dandy Brewery, 305 E Lander St
Registration: REGISTER NOW

Zoo Art

Every Third Tuesday
6:30 p.m.

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind wildlife art pieces with step-by-step instruction from local artists. Each month will feature a different art medium from painting to sculpting and everything in between.
Cost: $25/person (adults only)
Location: Zoo Idaho Education Center,
3101 Avenue of the Chiefs
Registration: REGISTER NOW

Nature Arts and Crafts

Every Fourth Saturday
10:00 a.m.

Create fun nature and wildlife art to take home and share with the family! Nature art will reflect seasonal themes.
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $10/person; $8.50/Zoo Idaho Society Members
Location: Zoo Idaho Education Center,
3101 Avenue of the Chiefs
Registration: REGISTER NOW

Annual Events

Date Night at Zoo Idaho

Saturday, February 13, 2021
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. We will keep tour groups at 6-8 people due to COVID-19 restrictions. Cost goes towards capital improvement fundraising, which we use to improve and build new exhibits for our animals.
Cost: $50/couple
Register: SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR

Earth Day

Saturday, April 24, 2021
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 9, 2021
All Day

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

Endangered Species Day

Friday, May 21, 2021
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Celebrate with us in order to recognize the national conservation effort to protect our nation’s endangered species and their habitats with free activities provided by a variety of vendors (dependent upon Governor Little’s COVID-19 stages and school field trip restrictions).

Cost: Free with Admission

Father’s Day at the Zoo

Sunday, June 20, 2021
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
Tickets: BUY TICKETS NOW

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.

OktoBEARfest

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!

Zoo Boo

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

Join us for our annual Zoo Boo event! Trick or Treat around the zoo, join the costume contest, and participate in fun activities provided by our vendors. Food purchases from The Sand Trap will be available.
Cost: Free with Admission

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Connections Credit Union

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