Zoo Boise connects our visitors with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide.
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.
I've never seen such a poor zoo. Even the tiny zoo in Eureka CA is better than this one. No lions, no tigers, no bears, oh my!! A lot of the animals were sick. We only paid $14 for adult entrance and my 21 month old baby had a blast on the monkey slide and the giraffe slide. We were here for 2 hours. So that was worth the cost. But we barely saw any animals even though we went through the entire zoo, so we could have gone to any one of the amazing parks the greater Boise area boasts and paid nothing. Don't waste your money.
The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Geared a bit toward the younger family crowd. We love taking my seven year old there, but his teenage cousins would rather go for the evening Halloween events at the zoo over the regular daytime events. Cooler weather is best for seeing the animals roaming about their enclosures. The butterfly exhibit is small and breathtaking when it's the right season. And, feeding a giraffe is memorable to say the least.
My family and I absolutely loved goid zoo. The website made it seem like it would be small and unimpressive but it was good size, had lots of animals and was very well maintained. And we were there in cold season when not all animals were out. I'd love to go in summer. I highly recommend this zoo, it is not terribly expensive and a great resource. It did not have a lot of the larger animals but it had some and they were all fantastic. I hope I will get to go again door time.
Best prices in Boise for a fun family day! Lots of animals in a beautiful natural setting. BIG request from the kids - elephants, the zoo needs elephants. The prices for activities and food is spot-on. Carousel rides and face painting $1 ONE DOLLAR. Food under $5, feed the Giraffes and Sloth Bear $3 - this allows us to afford to go every weekend! I can highly recommend the season pass, it pays for itself in just a few visits. This zoo makes it a fun day for both the kids and the parents wallet - we will go any and every time the kids say ZOO!
Good variety of animals provided courtesy of small enclosures and small numbers of each animal. This zoo has a fun layout. They do a good job providing enrichment for the animals and the aviaries are pretty well done! I would just like to see them with more room and larger groups for some of the prey animals. To see more natural behaviors than pacing and panting.