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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 protocols continue to evolve and impact Zoo Boise operations. Below is the most current information we have about your visit:

Zoo Boise is open 10am – 5pm daily.


Face coverings are required when visiting indoor buildings and participating in animal encounters.

Face Masks Required in City of Boise Facilities

Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and in light of increased community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and low vaccination rates in Ada County, the City of Boise is reinstating a face covering requirement at all indoor city facilities.

This indoor mask requirement applies to all visitors and staff at city buildings including Boise City Hall, City Hall West, the Boise Public Library, branch libraries, recreation facilities, water renewal facilities and city office buildings.

This change takes effect July 28, 2021 and applies to everyone regardless of their vaccination status.

Learn more at https://www.cityofboise.org/news/mayor/2021/july/face-coverings-required-indoors-at-city-of-boise-facilities/.

General Admission/Non-Members

Tickets may be purchased in person on the day of your visit or online in advance. Online tickets are available up to one week in advance. Please remember that all ticket sales are non-refundable and dates and times are non-transferrable. All encounters are weather and animal permitting and are subject to change at any time.

Guests redeeming daily admission passes (examples: PERK 21, El Ada, Family 4-pack, Ronald McDonald, etc.) or reciprocity with other participating zoos no longer need a reservation. Please check in with your pass or reciprocity membership and photo ID at the front gate. 

General Admission Tickets


Members are no longer required to make a reservation. However, presenting your Membership Card and a proof of ID remain required.

If you are interested in purchasing a membership, please use the following link: https://zooboise.org/support/annual-membership/.

What’s Closed?

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



For the updated map, please visit https://zooboise.org/visit-the-zoo/zoo-map/

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