Visiting Zoo Boise

Located in beautiful Julia Davis Park, in the heart of Downtown Boise, Zoo Boise is one of the most popular attractions in Southern Idaho as well as a living science facility that is home to over 201 animals from 83 various species. Zoo Boise is a community treasure where more than 325,000 annual visitors of all ages can learn about our natural world and the importance of protecting and preserving it for generations to come.

We want to make your visit to Zoo Boise as enjoyable as possible.  Here are some things you should knowing when visiting the zoo:

  • The zoo is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the last admission at 4:30.  Summer hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, June 1 through Labor Day.
  • Want to know about our admission rates?
  • The zoo is located at 355 Julia Davis Dr in Julia Davis Park.  Do you need directions?
  • There are three sets of restrooms in the zoo.  Please consult our zoo map.
  • Drinking fountains are located next to the restrooms.  Please consult our zoo map.
  • First aid is available at the front gate.
  • Lost children (or adults) will be escorted to the front gate to be reunited with their groups.  If you lose a child in the zoo, please find a staff member for help in locating him/her.
  • Lost & Found:  Any items found on zoo grounds will be taken to the front gate office. Please call 208-608-7759.
  • Wagons are available to rent at the Zootique gift shop.  Wagons $4.00 and Safari Jeeps $5.00.
  • Wheelchairs are available at no charge on a first come, first served basis.  Wheelchairs may be picked up at the front gate.
  • Skateboards, bikes, roller skates and roller shoes are not permitted in Zoo Boise.  Bikes may be locked up in the racks outside of the front gate.
  • No dogs are allowed in the zoo, except for Service dogs.
  • For your safety, please stay on the public side of guard rails and ropes.  Do not attempt to touch any animals.  All wild animals can be dangerous.
  • Please do not feed any animals.  To maintain their health, our residents are on strictly controlled diets.
Want more information on Zoo Boise?

Zoo Map

Zoo Etiquette

History of the Zoo

Expedition Grill

Zootique Gift Shop