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Private Zoo Rentals

Looking for a wild place to host your next private party or corporate event?  Look no further! Zoo Boise is available for private group rentals, after regular operating hours.

What better way to celebrate with family and friends or to thank your employees than to have Zoo Boise open for them after hours?  Add great food and exciting activities and you are sure to have an event everyone remembers!

We are complying with all state, county, city and CDC guidelines.

Zoo Rental Cost

Evening Rentals

Summer Price Schedule: May – Labor Day

After-hour private events begin at 5:30pm and end at 9:00pm.

Group Size Thur – Sat Sun – Wed
0-99 $1,200 $1,000
100-299 $3,000 $2,500
300-599 $3,500 $3,000
600-999 $4,000 $3,500
1000-1499 $5,000 $4,500

For groups of more than 1,500 please consult our event coordinator.

Shoulder Season Schedule: April and Labor Day – October  

After-hour private events begin at 5:30pm and end a half hour after official sunset time.

Group Size Thur – Sat Sun – Wed
0-99 $1,000 $950
100-299 $2,500 $2,000
300-599 $3,000 $2,500
600-999 $4,000 $3,000
1000-1499 $4,500 $4,000

For groups of more than 1,500 please consult our event coordinator.

Winter Price Schedule: November – March  – Gorongosa National Park Exhibit Only

After-hour private events begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm.

Group Size Thur –  Sat Sun –  Wed
0-100 $1,000 $800
101-250 $1,500 $1,200

Rental prices include all attendees ages 0 and up. Annual passes may not be applied to rental fee.

All prices are subject to 6% Idaho Sales Tax. Tax exempt organizations must provide ST-101 to rental coordinator at time of reservation.

Catering Menu

Photo and featured image (cropped to fit) by Jahni Lynn Photography – www.jahnilynnphoto.com

Taste of the Wild Catering provides excellent service and quality culinary creations. We engage our guests in a socially valuable experience through our partnership with Zoo Boise.

Taste of the Wild Catering Menu

If you have any questions, please send us an EMAIL.

Table & Chair Rentals

Zoo Boise has non-movable tables and chairs to accommodate 180 guests in our event plaza. Use of these items is included in your rental fee.

Should you require additional seating in the plaza, or if you decide to set up in another location, we also have a limited amount of tables and chairs available to rent.

Available items are:
5ft round tables (12) $7.00 each
6ft rectangle tables (8) $7.00 each
30in bistro tables (18) $8.00 each
Folding chairs (120) $1.00 each
Linens are available through Taste of the Wild Catering Company.

Any additional needs will be your responsibility to arrange through a rental company.

Optional Amenities

Butterflies in Bloom: $150 (available June 1st through Labor Day only)

You and your guests walk along a path inside the butterfly house as the butterflies fly around, and potentially land on you (This is not an interactive exhibit – guests are not allowed to touch the butterflies). Butterflies are less active in the evening, therefore this exhibit is only available until 7pm.

Conservation Cruise: $275 up to 299 people; $375 for 300+ people (available May through Oct only)

Unlimited rides for you and your guests on the Conservation Cruise. The cruise takes visitors across the lagoon to the African Plains. There are rotating animal exhibits only viewable from the boat. The boat holds up to 15 people and all children under 15 years old are required to wear provided life jackets.

Temporary Tattoos: $100

ZooTeen volunteers will provide temporary tattoos for guests of all ages during your rental for up to three (3) hours.

Zoo Boise Carousel: $275 – $375

Unlimited rides for you and your guests on the Zoo Boise carousel.

Cost: $275 up to 299 guests,  $375 for 300+ guests.

Must be booked through Taste of the Wild Catering Company.

Zoo Farm

At the Zoo Farm guests can pet our zoo animals through a fence and have the option to purchase farm food for $1. There is no additional charge to have the Zoo Farm open for your event, however if must be booked in advance and will be for a two hour period from 5:30-7:30pm.

Cotton Candy & Pop Corn*:

See Catering Menu above.

* Cotton Candy and Pop Corn are booked/invoiced separately through the catering dept.

If your group or organization is interested in potentially renting Zoo Boise for an afterhours event, please complete this short questionnaire.

Once the questionnaire has been submitted, you will be notified as to whether or not your preferred date is available. If not, you will be given other options. When your date and amenities have been confirmed, a contract will be created for your review. Once agreement is in place, you will be invoiced. A 50% deposit is due at that time to secure your reservation. Remaining balance is due 5 business days prior to scheduled event.

Evening Zoo Rental Contact Form

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