Established in 1916, this open-air zoo hosts about 235 animals from around the world. Located in the Julia Davis Park , the ... More
Established in 1916, this open-air zoo hosts about 235 animals from around the world. Located in the Julia Davis Park , the zoo is a perfect outing for children and adults of all ages. Featuring otters, zebras and a variety of native Idaho animals, the zoo offers a special discounted admission price on Thursdays. Bring a picnic lunch and spend some time with your favorite animal friends.
Zoo Boise is always growing and changing. Each time we go we see new animals or they are in a new enclosure. Zoo Boise staff really cares about their animals, it's obvious. There is also many events we have attended and enjoyed over the years. FunRun, Zoobilee, Boo. We never get tired of our small town zoo.
The Zoo at Boise is so much fun. I live on campus at BSU and it's great to walk over if you have a free afternoon and enjoy the animals. Admission is only 6.25 for adults! That's great for my salary and the zoo just added an African exhibit with lions and giraffes. And in the spring of 2009 there's going to be a train ride added for even more fun.
We love Zoo Boise! We are originally from Southern California. So we have experienced the larger zoos. They were very fun, but they can be very busy and expensive. The Zoo in Boise is never over crowded and we can get right up close to see all the animals. The tigers are the best. The first time we went we were the only family in the zoo! It was snowing. We got to go in and see them prepare the animals meals! It is a very relaxing afternoon. After the Zoo you can have a picnic in Julia Davis park and see the Boise River or stroll through the rose garden. Plus it is an inexpensive trip. We got yearly memberships, way cheaper than the ones we had in Ca.
The lady in the gift shop where you had to buy your ticket is like a "Robot". She has the same tone of speech for everyone that walks in and her words are exact. No emotion. It's too bad she's the first thing you encounter. Zoo Boise is fine for young children,although during the winter quite a few of the animals were not visible. They were redoing one section so the moose was gone.The tigers were still quite visible. We were there at penguin feeding time and it was a treat to see them dive to pick up their lunch pieces of fish. There were quite a few penguins that day and they were putting on a show.Diving and shaking their tailfeathers kept my group laughing !!! My granddaughters got to play with a ferret in a building. I think it's called the Simplot Building. A young man came in and said it was time for the ferret to eat and then he let the girls play with it after it ate.Now that's a young man who enjoys his job by letting kids play...
This was the smallest zoo we have ever seen! There really wasn't much to it at all, we were not impressed. The kids enjoyed it but also were upset at it being so small and over so quickly, doesn't even take up half a day.
Zoo Boise worked with my highschool ABR(An advanced biology) class, allowing us to design and implement a hammock for their sloth bear, as well as inviting us to help build their swift fox habitat. They were trusting and helpful, and we had a great time. Zoo Boise is worth your time, money and effort. Their animals are gorgeous and well taken care of.
The Comfort Inn Airport Boise hotel is conveniently located just two blocks from the Boise Airport and is close to
Boise State University, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Zoo Boise, the Idaho State Capitol building, Boondocks Fun Center, ...
Located in the Ridge to Rivers Trail System , the trail is found about 10 miles north of downtown Boise
on the dirt Eighth Street Road. Hikers can choose from a two mile loop or a seven mile out ...
A wonderful touring experience can be had "all aboard" Boise Trolley Tours. You can travel in an open air trolley
car and explore several local historic locations, including the Basque Block, Julia Davis Park, the Idaho State Capital and ...