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Daytime Zoo Rentals

Zoo Boise is currently closed to the public.  Per the City of Boise’s Staged Reopening of City Facilities and Services (https://www.cityofboise.org/media/9979/reopeningframework-facilitiesservices-final.pdf) announced on April 30, Zoo Boise will open with managed visitor flow and timed entry when Stage 4 is reached.  No exact date is set at this time.  Details will be announced in the coming weeks about new plans and guidelines for visiting the zoo when it is open.

All programs, camps, events and volunteer opportunities are cancelled or postponed through May 31.

For more information on the City of Boise’s COVID-19 plan, please click HERE.

Thank you for your understanding.  We look forward to welcoming you back to Zoo Boise when we are able.




Looking for a wild place to host a birthday party, client appreciation, company picnic, or other event during the day, but don’t need the zoo exclusively to yourself?

Private outdoor space is available and can be reserved in two-hour time frames between 10:30am and 4:30 pm. Locations will be assigned according to group size and event needs. Space will include tables and chairs to accommodate your group.

Zoo Boise’s preferred caterer, Taste of the Wild, is available for your catering needs Taste of the Wild Menu. For more info please send us an EMAIL.

The zoo concession stands are also an option. Outside food and beverages (non-alcoholic) are allowed during daytime events, however no outside catering companies are permitted onsite.

Daytime Reserved Space Price List

Group Size/Price

Group Size Fee
0-49 $100
50-99 $150
100-149 $200

Fees do not include daily admission. All guests must pay standard admission fees or present a FoZB annual pass upon entry, Hosts have the option to pay for all or part of their group, or have guests pay individually.

Zoo Boise currently has one indoor space available for private events. The space will accommodate up to 30 guests and is reserved based on availability.  Rental fee for indoor space is $100 per hour, plus daily zoo admission per person.

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

Additional amenities may be added to your event if desired.

Face painting and Temporary Tattoos (90 minutes) – $100

Create an Enrichment

Join one of our staff members to make an enrichment for your favorite Zoo Boise animal and then watch as the animal interacts with it. Enrichment is important, because it encourages the animals to use their natural behaviors and abilities.

Available Animals (Pick One): Parakeet, Patas Monkeys, Servals, Bat-Eared Fox, Indian Flying Fox, Coati, Anteater, and Maned Wolf. If interested in an animal that is not listed, please let us know and we can see if it can be accommodated.

  • Cost – $15 for first person, $5 for each additional person
  • Minimum Age – None
  • Length – 20-30 minutes
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:4
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – No
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with tours
  • Close toed shoes are required (no sandals, flip-flops, etc.)

Other Activities:

Other activities such as Carousel, Giraffe Encounter, Sloth Bear Encounter, Zoo Farm, Conservation Cruise (seasonal), and Butterflies in Bloom (seasonal) are available to the public daily and may be participated in.Animals used for presentations are from the education collection and are limited to availability. Specific animals cannot be guaranteed in advance. Presentations will be held at your reserved space. Guest will have the opportunity to have up-close interactions with the animals and zoo keeper.

Please complete the form below and the event coordinator will contact you within three days.

Daytime Zoo Rental Contact Form

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