Renting the Zoo

Looking for a wild place to host your next private party or corporate event?  Look no further!  Zoo Boise is available for private group rentals, after regular operating hours. 


What better way to celebrate with family and friends or thank your employees than to open up Zoo Boise for them after hours?  Add in great food and exciting activities and you have an event sure to be remembered by all.

Zoo Boise is available to rent  year round any day of the week in the evenings from 5:30-9:00pm*. You may rent the entire zoo, or just the African Plains exhibit. Events at the zoo are held rain or shine**.
‚Äč*Rentals in September end 20 minutes after sunset or 9:00pm, whichever is earlier. Rentals Oct-April end at 8pm.
**Refunds are not given due to weather.

For 2014 rental rates click here. Click here for our Rental Agreement

Rental price includes admission to Zoo Boise for the evening (admission not included for daytime rentals), conservation fee, parking, use of stage(s), public address system, microphone/speaker system, and security. 
You may request to have the 
Zootique Gift Shop or Expedition Grill or Kijiji Market open during your rental (minimum purchase amount required)

For more information on renting the zoo during the day, please call (208) 608-7747 or email.
You may also add amenities to your rental. Click here for details.

Optional Amenities Include:
  •  Animal Presentation
  • Butterflies in Bloom*
  • Carousel Rides*
  • Conservation Cruise Rides
  • Giraffe Encounter*
  • Wallaby Walk-About*
  • Cotton Candy & Pop Corn
  • Amplified Sound Permit                                  

*Require rental of the entire zoo

If you wish to have food at your event, full service catering is available through our preferred caterer, Taste of the Wild. 
Click here for a menu. Please contact the catering office with any questions by calling 208-608-7761.
Zoo Boise rental event facilities are shown by appointment only. For more information, reservations, or to inquire about rentals during business hours, please call 208-608-7747 or email.
We look forward to hosting your next event at Zoo Boise!