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HOURS:
10AM - 5PM, ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Reopening Guidelines

Zoo Boise is open daily, 10:00am – 5:00pm. In order to protect you and your family and to keep our animals safe and healthy, there will be a number of new guidelines that will make your next zoo visit a little different. To reduce lines and allow for physical distancing, we have implemented a timed entry process. All visitors, including members, are required to reserve ticket for a specific time slot to enter the zoo before arrival.

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean has issued a new public health order that takes effect Saturday, July 4 requiring everyone to use face coverings in the City of Boise to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth are now required in all indoor and outdoor public places unless you can maintain physical distance of at least six feet from other people. There are a few exceptions for children under the age of 5, on-duty first responders, or those with health or communication concerns.

Here is a link to the public health order face covering requirement: https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/mayor/coronavirus-covid-19-information/public-health-emergency-order-20-10/

The City of Boise is closely monitoring COVID-19. For more information please visit cityofboise.org.

Advance tickets required

Advance tickets are required for all guests, including members. Tickets are available up to one week in advance.

General Admission Tickets Member Tickets

Annual Passholders/Members

Reserve your ticket(s) (free) for each member in your household using the following link:https://zooboisemembers.brownpapertickets.com/. Members are limited to one group reservation per day to allow more opportunities for other members to visit the zoo.  

We are also having very limited member only evenings. Lean more and reserve your spot by visiting https://zoomembernights.bpt.me.

If you are interested in purchasing a membership, please use the following link: https://zooboise.org/support/annual-membership/. After you purchase your membership, reserve your tickets at https://zooboisemembers.brownpapertickets.com/.

Non-Members/General Admissions

Advance tickets are required. Purchase tickets to reserve an entry timeslot.

General Admission Tickets

For those with El Ada Community passes, please call (208) 608-7760 to make reservations. Other tickets and coupons will temporarily not be accepted. Reciprocity with other zoos and aquariums is temporarily suspended.

Ticketing Info, Details, and FAQ

Rules and Stipulations

  • Tickets are only valid for the date and time specified.  
  • Limited tickets will be sold for each entry time slot and are on a first come first served basis. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Boise Parks and Recreation gift cards may be used to purchased admission tickets.     
  • Non-member tickets must be presented at check-in. Members must show a valid ID and their membership ID.
  • Upon processing of admission ticket purchase, electronic tickets will be emailed to you along with check-in instructions.  Tickets may be printed or available on a mobile device. 

Health and Safety Measures

For the health and safety of zoo visitors, staff, and animals the following interim measures will be in effect:   

  • All visitors, within your pre-booked reservation, must enter together during the specified timeslot. Late entries will not be accepted.   
  • Re-entry is not allowed.  Bring any personal items you will need before entering the zoo. Visitors who exit will not be allowed to re-enter the zoo for any reason.   
  • All visitors must maintain social distancing and groups must remain at least six feet apart.  
  • All visitors must adhere to a marked one-way path throughout the zoo. Guests may not back-track or deviate from the path. 
  • Conservation tokens and printed maps are temporarily unavailable. See the current map below.
  • Reciprocity with other zoos and aquariums is temporarily suspended. Tickets and coupons will temporarily not be accepted.   

What's Closed?

Buildings, attractions, and encounters may close to visitor traffic for the safety of guests, animals, and/or staff. Availability is subject to change at any time. Animal encounters and exhibits that are suspended at this time include but are not limited to: 

  • Giftshop animal exhibits 
  • Bat House 
  • Butterfly Exhibit 
  • Conservation Cruise 
  • E.O. Wilson Building (Baboons, Crocodile, Otters, and Vervet Monkeys should be on display in their outdoor exhibits) 
  • Giraffe Feeding 
  • Giraffe Slide and Small Animal Kingdom Slide  
  • Gorongosa Aviary walkthrough (birds viewable in their outdoor exhibits) 
  • Penguin Pavilion 
  • Sloth Bear Feeding
  • Small Animal Kingdom (Lemurs, Aldabra Tortoise, Sloth, Spider Monkeys, etc.) 
  • Zoo Farm

Concessions and Parking

Limited concessions and seating are available.  Food is available for purchase in the African Plains area through the Kijiji Cafe, only.  Gift shop items are available for purchase at the pavilions near the exit. Visitors may pre-order concession food and gift shop items using the following link: https://boisezoo.myncrsilver.com/. Please follow pick-up directions on website.   

Visitors may bring their own food. Glass, straws, and alcohol are not permitted.   

Parking is limited to three (3) hours in Julia Davis Park. Please use the parking pass attached to your electronic ticket to display on your dashboard should your stay in Julia Davis Park extend beyond three (3) hours.   

Check-in Procedures

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home. 
  • All visitors included in your reservation must enter together during the specified timeslot.  
  • Tickets are only valid for the date and time specified. Late entries will not be accepted. 
  • Re-entry is not allowed. Bring any personal items you will need before entering the zoo. Visitors who exit will not be allowed to re-enter the zoo for any reason.   
  • Proceed to the front gate during your designated timeslot. Please have tickets ready (printed or available on a mobile device) to scan upon check in.    
  • If you arrive early, remain in your vehicle or in Julia Davis Park until your time slot has been reached.  Do not congregate near the entrance.   
  • Parking is limited to three (3) hours. Please use the parking pass attached to your electronic ticket to display on your dashboard should your stay in Julia Davis Park extend beyond three (3) hours. Should you forget your parking pass, please request one at the front gate.   
  • Members check in at Gate 9 (left of giftshop exit).  

Reminders

  • Buildings, attractions, and encounters may close to visitor traffic for the safety of guests, animals, and/or staff.  Availability is subject to change at any time.   
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable 
  • All visitors must maintain social distancing and groups must remain at least six feet apart.  
  • All visitors must adhere to a marked one-way path throughout the zoo. Guests may not back-track or deviate from the path. 
  • Maps and conservation coins will not be available on site. Please access the current map below. 
  • Limited concessions and seating are available. Food is available for purchase in the African Plains area through the Kijiji Cafe, only. Gift shop items are available for purchase at the pavilions near the exit. Visitors may pre-order concession food and gift shop items using the following link: https://boisezoo.myncrsilver.com/. Please follow pick-up directions on website. Visitors may bring their own food. Glass, straws, and alcohol are not permitted.  

Map

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding! We appreciate your support!