ZOORIFIC EVENTS

Monthly Events

Science Night Trivia

Every Second Tuesday
7:30 p.m.–9:30 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.
Cost: $15/team (up to 5 people)
Location: Jim Dandy Brewery, 305 E Lander St

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

CANCELED: Earth Day

Saturday, April 25, 2020
8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Trash Clean-Up Ross Park and Zoo Grounds • Live Animal Encounters
Cost: Free with Admission

CANCELED: Mother’s Day at the Zoo

Sunday, May 10, 2020
All Day

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

CANCELED: Endangered Species Day

Friday, May 15, 2020
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.
Cost: Free with Admission

CANCELED: Free Day at the Zoo

Saturday, June 6, 2020
All Day

As a thank you to our community, the City of Pocatello and the Zoo are offering free admission all day. Proudly sponsored by Connections Credit Union.
Cost: Free

Enrichment Day

Saturday, June 13, 2020
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

Father’s Day at the Zoo

Sunday, June 21, 2020
All Day

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

Roar & Pour Wine Walk

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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. So grab a babysitter and head over to the zoo for wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and live music! Tickets include souvenir wine glass, wine tasting, food, and entrance into Zoo Idaho.
Cost: $30 per ticket or $50 for two tickets
Tickets: BUY TICKETS NOW

CANCELED: Ice Cream Zoofari

Saturday, August 15, 2020
12:00–4:00 p.m.

What better way to spend a hot summer day than with an ice cream cone or sundae at the zoo? There will be family-friendly entertainment, zoo animals, as well as all-you-can-eat ice cream!
Cost: 2 & under, Free; 3–11, $4; 12 & over, $6

Grandparents’ Day at the Zoo

Sunday, September 13, 2020
All Day

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

OktoBEARfest

Saturday, October 3, 2020
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 3 from 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at our 4th 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 from Mi Casita!
Cost: $20–$25
Tickets: BUY TICKETS NOW

Zoo Boo

Saturday, October 31, 2020
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual Zoo Boo event! Due to COVID-19, you MUST REGISTER FOR A TIME SLOT AHEAD OF TIME using the link below. The number of guests per time slot will be limited, and a specific path will be designated for guests to follow. 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: Regular admission fees
Register: REGISTER NOW (required)

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