It's animals galore at Zoo Boise, where the main mission of the zoo is to not only give families a fun day out meeting their favorite animals from all over the world, but to also learn about their habits, their habitats and that ever important conservation!
Zoo Boise is located in Julia Davis Park, in the heart of Downtown Boise, and is one of the most popular attractions within Southern Idaho. Within the zoo, kids will be able to say hi to over 300 animals, and with these being represented by over 100 various species, it's certainly a learning experience on the natural world!
The animals at Zoo Boise really do come from all over the world, so you can travel the planet without even needing to leave Boise!
The magic of Africa is waiting with those grand lions, and those super tall giraffes. Kids can watch those cheeky meerkats play, or try and spot those Rock Hyrax. There are even some ones you wouldn't expect, such as the scorpion or cockroach!
Asia is calling in the next exhibit, with the adorable sloth bear, and amur tiger, and it's these kind of animals which will really put a face to the reason conservation is so important. Make sure you stop by the more unusual animals too, such as the Visayan Warty Pig, and the Binturong! Don't know what they are? Well, there's only one way to find out!
You can see the wallaby's and kookaburra's from Australia, and even those icons of the USA with the bald eagles and prairie dogs.
For those kids who really want an up close and personal day at the zoo, a visit to the Zoo Farm is a must! Here, kids can get up close to the sheep, goats and llamas - and even feed them by hand!
With incredible animal encounters available at the zoo, too, it's no wonder there are so many memories created by families there - and now it's your turn, so let's go!
From $4.25 (Ages 3-11)
Thursdays are discounted admission days
Some of the special attractions such as the giraffe and sloth bear encounters, the conservation cruise and the carousel is a small additional cost
It's not just the animals that need feeding, we know! The Expedition Grill is open from 10am - 4:30pm daily, and have a number of lunch and snack options.
Healthy Eating The Grill has healthy food choices for you! Or you can bring your own food in too!
They LOVE having students, and would be happy to educate kids on animals, ecology science and conservation. There are self-guided field trips available, guided programs too and even snooze at the zoo which is a fun overnight experience!
You will want to take your pocket money because of the gift shop! Fun and educational souvenirs all await with a wildlife theme, and if you're a member you get 10% off the price!
Wheelchairs can be picked up at no charge on a first come basis
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Wagons are available for rent for $5 from the gift shop
10am - 5pm daily. 9am open from May to Sept
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas & New Years Day
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