Morrison Knudsen Nature Center

600 South Walnut

The Morrison Knudsen Nature Center offers a unique wildlife experience on a 4.6-acre site along the Boise River Greenbelt. The StreamWalk and Visitor Center provide a glimpse of Idaho's many landscapes and abundant wildlife. Underwater viewing windows along the stream walk give visitors a fish-eye view of the world.


Zach Brown

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017

How many cities have a pristine mountain river running through them with native steelhead and salmon? The nature center highlights the specialness of Boise's natural environment. You can see a large variety of fish, and a few native, freshwater crustaceans, there are birdwatching stations and natural gardens for bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. It's a great place to learn about the local, and regional outdoors.

Robert Spence

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

A great place to see native fish from trout to sturgeon living in their native habitat. You get to learn about the life cycle of many fish plus the insects and habitat that supports them. A wonderful setting by the Boise river and very well done.

Rachel Sturkie

Saturday, June 17, 2017

This was absolutely beautiful! I went with a group of friends for an afternoon outing and we all enjoyed ourselves a bunch! It would be a great place for family outings with young or older children! The flowers and little surprise corners were probably my favorite parts (not to mention FREE).

Shandra Salinas

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I have been taking my children here since they were tots, and they are all over 18 now. I still love to go. It is quiet and peaceful. It is very well kept, and I love walking the path and looking at the fish. My children have fond memories of going to "The Fish Park" , as they still call it. We live in Caldwell, and we always made a day out of it, packed a picnic, walked the path, talked about the fish and played in the park. Thank you for this wonderful family friendly nature center that has given my family so many fond memories.

Stephanie Freeman

Monday, June 5, 2017

Neat educational place to visit and it's free to get into. It's small and a quick little walk around the place so make sure you plan other things to do. I'd recommend just going next door to the park too.