The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park is at Rogers St. and Carnival Way. More than 350 creatures reside in Idaho's largest zoo, in regional habitats representing North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Guinea. Animal encounter shows are scheduled daily in summer. Also popular is the Penguin Interaction Program in which participants meet a zookeeper, interact with the birds and learn about the fascinating lives of penguins. A children's zoo and plant identification gardens are on-site.
$7.50; $6 (ages 62+); $4.50 (ages 4-12). Penguin Interaction Program $20; $10 (ages 4-12). Prices may vary; phone ahead. Reservations for the Penguin Interaction Program are strongly recommended.
Hours: Daily 9-5, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; 9-4, mid-Apr. through day before Memorial Day weekend and day after Labor Day-early Oct. Penguin Interaction Program is offered Thurs.-Sun. at 11, late May-early Oct. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.