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Behind the Scenes Tours

Zoo Boise is now offering special behind the scenes tours. This is your chance to get up-close with some of your favorite Zoo Boise animals, including: giraffes, penguins, and Mr. Mac (Aldabra tortoise).

Behind the Scene Tours – Close Encounters of the Wild Kind

Giraffe Feeding

Available Monday through Saturday between 11am-1pm and 3pm-4:30pm.

  • Maximum Group Size: 6 people
  • Minimum Age: 2 years
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Cost: $25 for first person, each additional $15
  • Adult to Child Ratio: 1:4
  • Guests are not allowed to touch the giraffes
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Behind the Scenes Tours

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Penguin Feed and Meet & Greet

Available Monday through Saturday at 11am and 3pm. Not available on pool cleaning days or during nesting/molting season.

  • Maximum Group Size: 4 people
  • Minimum Age: 4 years
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Cost: $25 for first person, each additional $15
  • Adult to Child Ratio: 1:3
  • Guests are not allowed to touch the penguins
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Behind the Scenes Tours

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Mr. Mac Meet & Greet Inside Exhibit (Aldabra Tortoise)

Available daily at 10:30am.

  • Maximum Group Size: 6 people
  • Minimum Age: 2 years
  • Length: 20 minutes
  • Cost: $20 for first person, each additional $10
  • Adult to Child Ratio: 1:3
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Behind the Scenes Tours

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Have additional questions?  Please call (208) 608-7747.

Behind the Scenes Tours Guidelines

  • Tours must be booked at least 1 week in advance.
  • If necessary, tours may be rescheduled based upon animal needs.
  • Tours can be rescheduled by the customer if cancellation needs to be made more than 24 hours in advance. With less than 24 hours’ notice, rescheduling and refunds are not available.
  • If a tour is cancelled due to animal issues and another date is not available, a refund will be given.
  • Gift certificates may be purchased online.
  • Zoo admission is not included with Behind the Scenes Tours and must be purchased separately.
  • Only one tour can be booked per day.
  • Closed toe shoes are required for everyone.
  • Guests are required to sign a waiver.
  • Pictures are welcomed, so bring your cameras!