Event & Volunteer Sponsorship


Zoo Idaho has been a haven and sanctuary for native North American species for over 80 years. The animals exhibited at the Zoo were injured, orphaned, imprinted on humans or captive born. In any case, they would not survive in the wild. For these reasons they have become ambassadors for their kind, helping educate the public about wildlife conservation and habitat preservation.

The Zoo provides a unique opportunity to learn about native wildlife through exhibits, classes, summer camps, and outreaches.

Throughout the year Zoo Idaho and Zoo Idaho Zoological Society present a variety of events to raise money to support zoo exhibit construction and maintenance and zoo programs. We are looking for sponsors to help us make each event a success! We are looking for both monetary sponsorships and volunteering sponsorships.

Average annual visitors
Education programs (reaching 14,000+ people)
Camps and classes for 1,800 children
Facebook followers
Instagram followers

Events Sponsorship

Untamed Art

Zoo Idaho partners with Sixes Big Walls 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 a new artist featured each month. Held the fourth weekend of every month.

Date Night at Zoo Idaho

Every year Zoo Idaho hosts this fundraising event to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style and for those who attend to learn some fun animal facts. This fundraising event helps to raise money for our capital improvement fund, which is used to improve and build new exhibits for our resident animals.

Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day and every year Zoo Idaho organizes a clean-up event to pick up trash and debris at Ross Park. Volunteers from local high schools categorize the trash and weigh it so the data can be sent to the Ocean Conservancy as part of their worldwide marine debris data survey.

Endangered Species Day

The third Friday in May, Zoo Idaho highlights endangered species and their environments by providing conservation activities around the zoo for students and the local community.

Wildlife Waltz

Join Zoo Idaho for the premier event of the season. At Wildlife Waltz enjoy an evening filled with celebration, entertainment, and delightful cuisine. Help us celebrate and highlight the many projects of the last year at Zoo Idaho and the community around us.

Roar & Pour

Held in JULY, Roar N Pour is an adult only wine walk and tasting around the zoo. Enjoy raffles, wine pull, live music, and more while strolling the beautiful landscape of Zoo Idaho.

Zoo Hullaballoo

Introducing a new event in 2022 held in August, Zoo Idaho celebrates the end of summer with a family friendly carnival at the zoo. Community organizations and volunteers provide carnival games, educational crafts, and animal fact stations. Enjoy a day at the zoo with family fun, live music, and fair food.


Held in October, our OctoBEARfest is the zoo’s take on traditional Oktoberfest beer tasting, activities, and food. Enjoy a walk around the zoo while sampling an array of new brews.

Zoo Boo

The last Saturday in October, Zoo Idaho celebrate Halloween with a trick-or-treat event around the zoo. Local community organizations and business provide candy and activities for the guests. This event is one of our largest of the season!

Stockings for Wildlife

Private event for stocking sponsors to watch their animal enjoy it’s enrichment. During December we host this fundraising event to raise money to fund enrichment for our animals and our school outreach programs.

Bock Fest

During January, Zoo Idaho partners with a local brewery to create a unique Bach Brew for the zoo. During this event experience the animals in a winter landscape, a unique beer tasting, great traditional food, and a bonfire to warm your hands.

Corporate Sponsorship

Zoo Idaho invites you to become a partner supporting conservation, education, and environmental initiatives through a corporate sponsorship.

As a corporate sponsor, you can access a range of benefits designed to help you build relationships with clients, gain visibility within the community, and create a elevated corporate image and brand awareness. Sponsorship also provides employees the opportunity to utilize a local family-friendly establishment for fun and educational experiences.

Zoo Idaho has been a staple in the community for over 80 years and has been a location for generations of families to return to every year. Families of all kinds come to the zoo to walk through our 26 acres of beautiful, natural landscaping and to see our native wildlife up close. The zoo sees more than 30,000 visitors every year and continues to cultivate an amazing following of passionate and loyal supporters.

  • Community involvement, visibility, and access to a local and regional family-oriented market.
  • An association with a long standing community pillar and important regional conservation partner.
  • Exclusive opportunities to cultivate important customers and brand image.

Your company can also partner with the Zoo in a variety of projects, activities, educational programs, and fundraising events held throughout the year. We can work with your company to provide corporate marketing and promotional strategies to meet your specific marketing objectives.

Elk Sponsor
  • All Zoo events will be billed as “Brought to you by Your Company”
  • Sponsor will be identified as noted above in all media, marketing, and promotional pieces
  • Adopt an exhibit: Company logo will be permanently attached to one of our zoo exhibits
  • Media opportunity prior to and/or on day of choice event
  • Multiple speaking opportunities during events
  • Opportunity for employees to serve as key event volunteers
  • Premier sponsor recognition on social media and event banners/signage
  • Premier location for sponsor logo and link on the zoo events webpage
  • Premier space at events for community outreach and marketing
  • Zoo Idaho will provide a free company outreach and live animal encounter at a company event
  • 50% Discount on all Zoo Programs for employees for the year
  • Exclusive tour of Zoo Idaho with the Zoo Director
  • Receive an exclusive Elk Shed mount from a resident Zoo Idaho Elk to display at place of business
  • 20 Family Passes to distribute to employees
Grizzly Sponsor
  • Prime location for company logo at events
  • Prominent sponsor recognition in media, marketing, and promotional pieces
  • Speaking opportunity at choice event
  • Opportunity for employees to serve as key event volunteers
  • Prominent sponsor recognition on social media and event banners/signage
  • Prominent location for sponsor logo and link on the zoo events webpage
  • Prominent space at events for community outreach and marketing
  • Complimentary company picnic rental
  • 25% Discount on all Zoo Programs for employees for the year
  • Behind the scene zoo tour with an exclusive Grizzly Bear Exhibit tour and animal enrichment session
Fox Sponsor
  • Opportunity for employees to serve as key event volunteers
  • Sponsor logo and link on the zoo events webpage
  • Space at choice event for community outreach and marketing
  • Complimentary company picnic rental
  • 10% Discount on all Zoo Programs for employees for the year
  • 5 Family Passes to distribute to employees
Volunteer Sponsor
  • Provide Volunteers for each event (minimum of 10 volunteers each event)
  • Sponsor logo and link on the zoo events webpage
  • Sponsor recognition on social media
  • Complimentary company picnic rental
  • 10 tickets to Zoo Idaho to distribute to employees

While we have provided all these different levels of support and appropriate benefits, we understand the need for flexibility. If you don’t see your organization aligning with one of these levels, please contact us with your ideas.

Proceeds from Zoo Idaho events will go to support regional conservation efforts, zoo programming, renovations, and new exhibit construction. For more information please contact Jessica Anderson, Registrar, at 208-234-6264 or janderson@pocatello.gov.

Sponsorship Packet (PDF)


Zoo Idaho
Attn: Jessica Anderson
3101 Avenue of the Chiefs
Pocatello, ID 83204

Phone: 208-234-6264
Fax: 208-234-6265