About Zoo Boise

Zoo Boise’s Mission: Zoo Boise connects our guests with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide.

Zoo Boise’s Accreditation:

Zoo Boise is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.

Zoo Boise News

New animals, events, and conservation projects. Here is where you will learn what’s new at the zoo.

Zoo Careers & Internships

Zoos offer a variety of positions and internships depending on an individual’s interest and experience.

Zoo Boise Leadership

Zoo Boise is a division of the City of Boise’s Parks and Recreation Department and is supported by the Friends of Zoo Boise, a 501(c)(3) membership organization that supports Zoo Boise in the area of animal acquisition, capital improvement projects, education programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events. The goal of each of these components is to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the zoo, wild animals, animal habitats, species conservation, and the environment.

Donation Requests

Friends of Zoo Boise is happy to assist Treasure Valley schools and other nonprofit organizations with fundraisers by donating passes to Zoo Boise. Zoo Boise does not donate passes to any organization affiliated with political parties.

Friends of Zoo Boise is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax ID #82-6005995). All gifts are tax deductible and qualify for the Idaho State Education Tax Credit.