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Rent 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 to thank your employees than to have Zoo Boise open for them after hours?  Add great food and exciting activities and you are sure to have an event everyone remembers!

Evening Rental Price List

Evening Rentals

Summer Prices (May-September)

Group Size Weekend (Thurs-Sat) Weekday (Sun-Wed)
0-99 $900 $750
100-299 $2,000 $1,500
300-599 $2,500 $2,100
600-1000 $3,100 $2,700

1000+ – please contact the rental coordinator.

 

Winter Prices (October-April)

Group Size Weekend (Thurs-Sat) Weekday (Sun-Wed)
0-99 $750 $750
100-299 $1,500 $1,450
300-599 $2,100 $1,800
600-1000 $2,700 $2,300

1000+ – please contact the rental coordinator.

Evening rental prices include all attendees from ages 0 and up.  Annual passes may not be applied to rental fee.  Rentals in September will end 20 minutes after sunset or 9:00 pm, whichever is earlier.  Rentals in April end at 8:30.

All prices are subject to 6% Idaho Sales Tax.  Tax exempt organizations must provide ST-101 to rental coordinator at time of reservation.

Daytime Rental Price List

Daytime Rental

Group Size Price
0-49 $100
50-149 $150
150-300 $300

Daytime rentals include: reserved space in event area for a 3 hour period between 10:00am-4:30pm, picnic tables, and trash cans.  Daytime rentals do not include zoo admission.  All guests must pay standard admission fees or present Friends of Zoo Boise annual pass upon entry.

All prices are subject to 6% Idaho Sales Tax.  Tax exempt organizations must provide ST-101 to rental coordinator at time of reservation.

Optional Amenities

Animal Presentation: $150

An animal presentation lasts 30 minutes and consists of 2 to 3 education animals that guests interact with or encounter up close.  Presentations are held at the presentation area near the front of the zoo, by the boat dock, or in an alternate location specified by the zookeeper.  Specific animals may be requested, however requests cannot be guaranteed. Use of animal depends on conditions and availability.

Butterflies in Bloom: $150 (available June 1st through Labor Day only)

You and your guests walk along a path inside the butterfly house as the butterflies fly around, and potentially land on you.  (This is not an interactive exhibit – guests are not allowed to touch the butterflies).  Butterflies are less active in the evening, therefore this exhibit is only available until 7pm.

Conservation Cruise: $275 up to 299 people; $375 for 300+ people (available May through Oct only)

Unlimited rides for you and your guests on the Conservation Cruise.  The cruise takes visitors across the lagoon to the African Plains. There are rotating animal exhibits only viewable from the boat. The boat holds up to 15 people and all children under 15 years old are required to wear provided life jackets.

Face Painting/Temporary Tattoos: $100

ZooTeen volunteers will paint faces and provide temporary tattoos for guests of all ages during your rental for up to three (3) hours.

Giraffe Encounter: $150

For one hour, you and your guests can feed our two giraffes, Julius and Jabari; weather permitting.

Wallaby Walk-About: $50

For 1 & 1/2 hours, you and your guests stroll along the path inside the Wallaby Walk-About as the wallabies hop around you.  (This is not an interactive exhibit – guests are not allowed to touch the wallabies).

Sound System: $50

Use of zoo sound system for time allotted in rental agreement. May be used for public address or to play music during your event.

Amplified Sound Permit: $50

Must follow City of Boise and Zoo Boise amplified sound protocols.  At the discretion of zoo staff, the volume will be turned down, or the sound stopped altogether if any animal becomes stressed due to the noise. Sound permit is not required, but does insure no interruptions from other sources within Julia Davis Park.

Cotton Candy & Pop Corn*:

$175 (50 bags of each, 100 bags total); $350 (100 bags of each, 200 bags total)

Carousel*: $275 up to 299 visitors; $375 for 300+ people

Unlimited rides on the carousel which features various animals, including elephants, monkeys, and lions.

* Cotton Candy, Pop Corn and Carousel are booked/invoiced separately through the catering dept.

Catering Menu

Taste of the Wild Catering provides excellent service and quality culinary creations. We engage our guests in a socially valuable experience through our partnership with Zoo Boise.

Click Here to See the Catering Menu

If your group or organization is interested in potentially renting Zoo Boise for an afterhours event, please complete this short questionnaire.

Once the questionnaire has been submitted, you will be notified as to whether or not your preferred date is available. If not, you will be given other options. When your date and amenities have been confirmed, a contract will be created for your review. Once agreement is in place, you will be invoiced. A 50% deposit is due at that time to secure your reservation. Remaining balance is due 5 business days prior to scheduled event.

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