Zoo Boise

Connecting visitors with animals to involve the community in wildlife conservation

Located in the heart of Downtown Boise, Zoo Boise is dedicated to bringing awareness and knowledge to wild animals, animal habitats, and species conservation. Zoo Boise is a perfect family-friendly activity. 

Zoo Boise Encounters 

100% of the proceeds from Zoo Boise Encounters are applied towards the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund. 

Giraffe Encounter 

Meet Zoo Boise's Jabari and Tafari and feed them their favorite snack — lettuce leaves! 

Cost: $5 or check 

Hours: 1:30- 2:30 PM (weather and animal permitting) 

Sloth Bear Encounter 

Expert ant and termite eaters Sloth Bears also enjoy mealworms. Through a feeding tube, you can feed a Sloth Bear. 

Cost: $5 or check 

Hours: 10:30- 11:30 PM (weather and animal permitting) 

Zoo Farm 

Getting up close and friendly with goats, sheeps, and llamas, the Zoo Farm is the perfect exhibit for all-ages. 

Cost: $1

Butterfly in Blooms 

Experience the beauty of butterflies up close and personal at the Butterfly in Blooms exhibit. 

When: June 1st-Labor Day 

Hours: 10:30- 4:30 PM (weather and animal permitting) 

Zoo Boise Private Tours 

Private Animal Experiences at Zoo Boise is an amazing way to learn and interact with animals in a more intimate setting.

  • Private Anteater Feeding Experience
  • Private Giraffe Experience
  • Private Lion Experience 
  • Private Penguin Experience 
  • Private Sand Cat Training Experience 
  • Mr. Mac Meet & Greet (Aldabra Tortoise)

Read more about each private experience here:

Behind The Scenes: Private Animal Encounters

Zoo Boise is on a mission to connect visitors with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of animal wildlife worldwide. The goal of each event, opportunity, and animal habitats is to increase public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the zoo. Zoo Boise is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums; meaning the zoo is dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.

Purchase Zoo Boise tickets here:

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