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Reopening Guidelines

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 9am – 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

Advance tickets are recommended for guests. Tickets are available up to one week in advance. When arriving, have the second emailed attachment opened with the barcode zoomed in.

Guests redeeming passes (PERK 20, El Ada, Family 4-pack, Prepaid, Ronald McDonald, etc.) or reciprocity with other participating zoos do not need to make a reservation.

General Admission Tickets

Zoo Boise will be opening late at 10am on July 24 for Run Wild at Zoo Boise.

Tickets will not be sold online and must be purchased at the front gate on August 27. Zoo Boise will be closing early at 1pm on that day to setup for Zoobilee.


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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