About the Zoo
Hours & Prices
Maps & Directions
Visit the Zoo
Zoo Boise Special Attractions
Bowling for Rhinos
Breakfast with the Lions
Calendar of Events
Run Wild at Zoo Boise
Snooze at the Zoo Overnights
Support the Zoo
Adopt an Animal
Annual Passes & Memberships
Board of Directors
Children & Families
Schools & Youth Groups
Public Education Programs
Zoo Boise Conservation Fund
ZBCF 2014 Projects
Species Survival Plans
Cell Phone Recycling
Daily Conservation Voting
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.
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The zoo is located at 355 Julia Davis Dr in Julia Davis Park. Do you
There are three sets of restrooms in the zoo. Please consult our zo
Drinking fountains are located next to the restrooms. Please consult our
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.
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Zootique Gift Shop
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