Schools, Youth Groups & Field Trips
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. To see if your group qualifies, please visit our group rate page.
Field Trip & Group Tour Options:
To make the most of your visit, Zoo Boise offers a variety of opportunities to enhance your wildlife experience! Visit our Educator Resources and Special Attractions page.
Field Trip with Guided Program
Please fill out the guided field trip form and a Zoo Boise employee will get back to you to confirm guided program booking.
Self-Guided Field Trip
Please fill out the self-guided trip form and a Zoo Boise employee will get back to you to confirm reservation.
Snooze at the Zoo
Experience a campout 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. For more information click here.
Parking is limited to two hours in Julia Davis Park year-round. Extended parking passes not required for buses parking in authorized “Bus Only” areas. Extended parking passes are available for free with zoo admission. More info can be found on our parking update page.