Formerly Pocatello Zoo, Zoo Idaho is where kids and families can surround themselves with some of the most amazing animals found across North America, and being inspired by living symbols of the American West!
Zoo Idaho is not only where kids can experience amazing wildlife encounters, but it's where they can have a unique opportunity to learn about these amazing native species through exhibits, classes, storytelling, and other fun family programs.
Kids - how many North American species could you name? How about the pronghorn, or the grizzly bear? What about the cougar, or the bison? Let's not forget about those eagles!
There are beautiful deer, as well as wild dogs and cats, and even small mammals and reptiles too.
Not all of the animals at Zoo Idaho are exotic, and the barnyard is always popular with the little ones, where they can make friends with the donkeys, chickens, goats, and more!
There are over 30 exhibits across 25 acres, which include over 140 animals, all waiting to make your next family day out a WILD one to remember!
What started in 1932 has turned into a stunning way for kids to learn about the beauty of wildlife, and see the faces behind why we need to look after our animals and planet - an invaluable lesson!
So, are you ready for that animal-tastic day out, where you don't have to travel around North America to see what makes it great. At Zoo Idaho - the animals have come to you!
The main entrance is at Lower Level Ross Park, 2900 South 2nd AvenueGet directions
$3.75 (Ages 3-11)
There are vending machines around the zoo, and they have plans to modernize with a snack bar too
Keep an eye out for the events across the year, including Endangered Species Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Zoo Boo and more!
They offer school visits, as well as educational programs and outreach programs - definitely a great way for kids to learn about wildlife!
It's a good idea to take bottled water with you
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility if you have any questions!
There is a play area for the kids, as well as a Children's Wildlife Theater!