Idaho Falls Zoo slashes prices for Community Appreciation Day

Photo Courtesy: City of Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The Idaho Falls Zoo is slashing their prices as a way of saying thank you to their customers on Saturday, August 26.

“We try to kind of do something a little bit different each year in terms of offering an opportunity for the community to come out and enjoy the zoo in appreciation for all of the support they’ve given us,” Sunny Katseanes, Education Curator at the Idaho Falls Zoo, told KID Newsradio.

This year the zoo is dropping their admission prices for the day on Saturday, August 26. Customers will only have to pay one dollar and a can of food.

“[The canned food] goes to the Idaho Falls Community Food Bank,” Katseanes said. “It’s important for the visitors to understand, it is a dollar and a can of food.”

But, if visitors find themselves at the zoo without a can of food, they can still pay a discounted price of $3.50 for anyone four and older.

Katseanes says visitors will see plenty of baby animals since the zoo has experienced a bit of a baby boom this year.

“Throughout the season the babies have been growing,” Katseanes said. “You’ll want to see how big those babies have grown over the year, particularly the black swan that are in our Austrailia exhibit and then also the Red Crown Crane that is our Asian exhibit has gotten really, really big”

Zoo hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.