Our Mission

In 1992, the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) was organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission and purpose of the TPZS, as stated in its Articles of Incorporation, is to serve as a nonprofit membership organization that supports the City of Idaho Falls Tautphaus Park Zoo by:

  1. Increasing public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the Zoo, wild animals, plants, animal habitat, species conservation, and the environment;
  2. Assisting the Zoo and the City of Idaho Falls in developing and expanding the Tautphaus Park Zoo; and
  3. Encouraging the public support and appreciation of the Zoo.

The TPZS looks to the future with a clear vision of providing optimal care for our zoo’s animals, a pleasant experience for the zoo’s visitors and especially for expanding our role as an educational institution.

Support the Zoo: Become a Member Today!

When you join the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) you become part of the zoo’s efforts to meet the challenges of preserving and conserving threatened and endangered animal species. Idaho Falls Zoo’s exhibits are designed to increase awareness and understanding of the animal kingdom and the natural habitats in which they live. The monies raised through membership sales help us accomplish our goals of conservation, education and research. The contribution you make is important to you, to us, and to the future of our world.

TPZS is a non-profit corporation established to assist the City of Idaho Falls with making your zoo bigger and better than ever before–for our families and for the animals. Sign Up for a membership now!

Education Complex

Learn more about the Society’s highest priority to improve the zoo.


A year of FREE admission is just the beginning! Learn more about the benefits of a Zoo Membership.

Upcoming Events

Educational Programs, Exclusive Zoo Activities & Exhibit Openings, Special Fundraising Events and much more!

Every TPZS Member Receives

PLEASE NOTE: Your Membership does not include special fundraising events, including (but not limited) to Ice Cream Social, Boo at the Zoo, Wines in the Wild, and Zoo Brews.

Become A Member

Becoming a member is not only a great idea, its simple to do online today!