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See Cool Animals, Experience a Luau at the Idaho Falls Zoo

The Idaho Falls Zoo isn’t just a zoo. It’s also a place to enjoy hands-on learning with animal experts. The I.F. Zoo has events going on all summer long. Some of the upcoming events include a Hawaiian Luau, Sippin’ Safari, Senior Day, and Fluor Idaho’s Family STEAM Day. 

The public engagement curator for the zoo, Sunny Katseanes, said the Sippin’ Safari is more of a concert venue. People walk around the zoo and enjoy music from the McMurphy Brothers. 

“It’s just a fun opportunity to come to the zoo at night from 5:30 to 8:30 pm … when the zoo is not normally open,” Katseanes said. 

The Hawaiian Luau is an upcoming adult-only event complete with hula and fire dancers. Katseanes said the event first kicked off in 2019 and the zoo is exited to bring back the dancers. 

At the end of August is the family STEAM Day. It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Katseanes said they didn’t want to forget art, so they made STEAM rather than use STEM. She said that with your zoo admission, there will be various educational family activities throughout the zoo that teach in these areas.