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Zoo Boise

355 Julia Davis Drive


Zoo Boise connects our visitors with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide.

About Us:

Zoo Boise is a service of the City of Boise and is supported by the Friends of Zoo Boise, a 501(c)(3) membership organization that supports Zoo Boise in the area of animal acquisition, capitol improvement projects, education programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events. The goal of each of these components is to increasepublic awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the zoo, wild animals,animal habitats, species conservation and the environment.

Zoo Boise is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.


Michael Zhang

Friday, June 15, 2018
While zoos nowadays tend to instill images of animal abuse and cruelty to many folks, this place definitely doesn't deserve that designation. While a local zoo, Zoo Boise strives to make a lasting ecological impact on wildlife and environments to create a lasting and positive experience for both patrons and the animals for which it's known. I visited this location during a stay in Boise, and was pleasantly surprised at how well-run it was. They are also in the middle of an expansion that will see the zoo area expand by about %40! Definitely come here if you're in town for a few hours of fun.

Roland Serb

Friday, May 11, 2018
Great place if you want to take the kids. Not as big as other zoo’s I’ve been to but still something for Boise. The rain forest section is probably the coolest part of the zoo. The other areas it just depends if the animals are sleeping. Which it seems like they always are the past three times I’ve been there. Staff is friendly but don’t approach you unless you say hi. Over all it’s a fun experience for the kids. Other then the kids I wouldn’t recommend for a date night. Not much to do for adults.

Staci B

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
It was sad to have missed two animals but understandable. Other wise it was fun to see the many different animals who were there and also see the light in my little kids eyes as we walked through. She even got to take her own pictures with her new camera. Thank you for making her fist zoo trip amazing!!!

Brandon Avila

Sunday, May 13, 2018
My experience at zoo Boise started off rocky. After getting through the gate my wife and I hoped in line for some drinks and a snack to take with us. The Concession workers seemed very spaced out. They continued to forget my wife's pretzel and served 7 other people pretzels that ordered after us before making ours. It's always great seeing the animals and they did have some unique ones like a snow leopard. Sadly the animals and their enclosures seemed to be very neglected. The water systems were all empty and the grass inside seemed over run like no one had set foot inside to clean them in a long time. The saddest part was to see the animals look so unhappy. My wife and I have been to a lot of zoo's (we go to one on every trip we go on) and I have never seen animals so unhappy. I heard good things about this zoo and hope things get better, especially for the animals.

Pearl Oban

Monday, May 21, 2018
My family purchased a membership for the year and I'm glad we did. It makes for a fun hour every other week or so with our toddler. He loves feeding the llamas and goats. As far as the animals go, they seem to have various "animal encounters" where you can interact with animals in different ways. For instance, we paid $3 and were able to feed the sloth bear some worms through a tube. I know they have a giraffe encounter as well but we haven't done that yet. The reason why I am only giving 3 stars is because this zoo is majorly lacking a diversity of animals. There are no primates and no elephants which was disappointing. I do love that the zoo is accessible on the greenbelt though!

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