Hours and Prices

Zoo Boise is open daily from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm (last admission is at 4:30 pm).

We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Admission Prices (May-September)*


 Adults (12 - 61)   $10.00 
 Seniors (62 & over)
 $8.00 
 Children (3 - 11)
 $7.00
 Children (2 & under)
 Free 

Every Thursday is discount admission day:

 Adults (12 - 61)   $7.25
 Seniors (62 & over)
 $7.25
 Children (3 - 11)
 $6.00
 Children (2 & under)
 Free 

* All admission prices include a $.50 fee for the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund.

Are you bringing a group from a nonprofit organization to the zoo?  Select nonprofit groups receive discounted admission to the zoo.  Please click here for more information on our group rates and regulations.

Friends of Zoo Boise Annual Pass holders receive FREE admission to Zoo Boise all year round (plus free or discounted admission to more than 100 other zoos around the country).  Learn more about the many benefits of supporting your zoo!  Annual Pass holders will need to show current ID when entering Zoo Boise.

Special Attractions


 Giraffe Encounter/Sloth Bear Encounter*
 $3.00
 Conservation Cruise**
 $1.00
 Carousel
 $1.00
 Zoo Farm Food        
 $.25

*Giraffe Encounters are available daily from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, weather permitting.  The Sloth Bear Encounter is available for the first 25 visitors daily at 10:30 - 11:30 am, weather permitting.
**The Conservation Cruise is open May through September.