Conservation Fund

Part of every admission and proceeds from our most popular attractions go to the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund, which supports the protection of wild animals in Idaho and around the world. While we all care about animals and want to protect them in the wild, knowing how to help can be a challenge.

Zoo Boise turns the act of visiting a zoo into a conservation action.

Zoo Boise has redefined itself as a vehicle to help our guests save endangered species.  Now, when guests visit the zoo, they just don’t see animals, they help save them as well.

In 2007, Zoo Boise became the first zoo in the country to create a conservation fee.  The now 75¢ fee, built into the admission price, funds wildlife conservation projects. More importantly it changed the purpose of a zoo visit—empowering guests to help save the very creatures they see.

Additionally, part of every zoo membership and 100% of the proceeds from the Giraffe Encounter, Sloth Bear Encounter, Zoo Farm, and Conservation Cruise supports conservation projects as well. All these little conservation fees, multiplied by our hundreds of thousands of guests annually, have now generated more than $4 million for the conservation of animals around the world.

Get Your Annual Membership Today!

You can give extra support to the zoo by becoming a Friend of Zoo Boise. In addition to enjoying Zoo Boise all year long, you will receive many other exciting benefits.