Group Rates & Regulations

Zoo Boise is happy to offer discounted admission to the following groups:

Schools
Nonprofit youth groups
Government Agencies

Group rates cover admission into the zoo for everyone in your group, but do not cover guided tours. 


Schools - Nonprofit public, private, and home schools

School groups can receive a discounted admission of $2.50/person.  This rate applies to the teachers/chaperones as well as students.
For-profit daycares and pre-schools do not qualify for this discount.

The school rate is only available during the Boise School District school year, Monday through Friday. An exception will be made for modified track schools.  Homeschool groups will only receive this rate with children ages 3-18.  
  
  • Payment must be for the entire group using either one check or cash.  Please have your group totals ready when arriving (number of adults, children 3-11, and children under 3).  Multiple methods of payment are not allowed at the discounted rate.
  • If a student comes with his/her class and has a current Friends of Zoo Boise annual pass, the student is admitted free.  The instructor can confirm the student’s identity.  A photo ID is not necessary.
  • To make a group reservation please email and include the date and times of your groups visit, the organization, number of students, grade of students, a contact name email and phone number
  • The discounted rate does not include admission to Butterflies in Bloom.                                      

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Nonprofit youth groups
Nonprofit agencies serving children under 18 are eligible for the school group rate.  Examples of groups that qualify for this rate include the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, church youth groups, etc. 
Payment must be made from the non-profit organization. 

  • Groups can receive a discounted admission of $2.50/person.  This rate applies to the teachers/chaperones as well as students. 
  • Payment must be for the entire group using either one check or cash.  Please have your group totals ready when arriving (number of adults, children 3-11, and children under 3).  Multiple methods of payment are not allowed at the discounted rate.
  • If a child comes with the group and has a current Friends of Zoo Boise annual pass, the student is admitted free.  The instructor can confirm the student’s identity.  A photo ID is not necessary.
  • To make a group reservation please email and include the date and times of your groups visit, the organization, number of students, grade of students, a contact name email and phone number
  • The discounted rate does not include admission to Butterflies in Bloom.  Tickets to this exhibit may be purchased for $1.00/person.                                    

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Government agencies 
City, county, state and federal government agencies that work with the disabled are eligible for the group rate. Examples include the State Veteran’s Home and the Idaho Commission on the Blind. 
Payment must be made from the non-profit organization.

  • Groups can receive a discounted admission of $2.50/person. 
  • Payment must be for the entire group using either one check or cash.  Please have your group totals ready when arriving (number of adults, children 3-11, and children under 3).  Multiple methods of payment are not allowed at the discounted rate.
  • If a client comes with the group and has a current Friends of Zoo Boise annual pass, the client is admitted free.  The chaperone can confirm the client’s identity.  A photo ID is not necessary.
  • To make a group reservation please email and include the date and times of your groups visit, the organization, number of students, grade of students, a contact name email and phone number
  • The discounted rate does not include admission to Butterflies in Bloom.  Tickets to this exhibit may be purchased for $1.00/person.                                    
                                 
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