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Schools & Youth Groups

Whether you are on a school field trip or youth group adventure, a visit to Zoo Boise offers unique nature-inspired experiences.  Zoo Boise offers and continues to develop tools to assist educators in engaging student learning about animals, habitats, ecology, science, and wildlife conservation.

Snooze at the Zoo

Experience a camp out unlike any other.  Sleep under the stars, surrounded by exotic animals, right in the middle of the city!  You’ll enjoy wildlife-focused programs led by zoo staff (including a zoo tour in the dark), interacting with some animals, exploring the zoo on your own, and more.

Zoo-instructor-led activities vary depending on group size, interests and goals as well as weather.  Sample activities include ecology-themed games, animal meet & greets, nature-themed art projects and specialized tours.  Activities and program schedule can be tailored to meet specific requirements with ample notice to the Zoo instructor.

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Field Trip with Guided Program

Are you with a Scout Group? Plan your trip to earn your badge here!

Guided programs for all other groups are currently undergoing redesign. Please visit again soon for more details!

Self-Guided Zoo Boise Visit/Field Trip

For a self-guided Zoo Boise visit, the cost is $2.50 per person (including adult chaperones & teachers).  Rates only apply to public schools and registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that provide services to youth. Visit our School Rates page to see if your organization qualifies.  Register your youth group visit at least two weeks in advance by completing the form below.  Once your visit is scheduled, a confirmation and information packet will be sent to you for review prior to your visit.

Contact Name, Email, and Phone Number are required to process field trip form.

To make the most of your visit, Zoo Boise offers a variety of opportunities to enhance your wildlife experience!  Visit our Educator Resources (coming soon), Special Attractions, and Public Education pages.

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