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Hours & Pricing

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.






Zoo Boise is open daily from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, September through May. June through August, Zoo Boise is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Last admission is at 4:30 pm daily.

We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

 Admission Prices (March – October)*

General (12-61) $11
Seniors (62 & Over) $8
Children (3-11) $8
Kids (2 & Under) Free

Every Thursday is discount admission day:

General (12-61) $8
Seniors (62 & Over) $7.25
Children (3-11) $7
Kids (2 & Under) Free

* All admission prices include a $.50 fee for the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund.

Please click here for more information on our school field trip rates and regulations.

Friends of Zoo Boise Annual Pass holders receive FREE admission to Zoo Boise all year round (plus free or discounted admission to more than 100 other zoos around the country). Learn more about the many benefits of supporting your zoo! Annual Pass holders will need to show current ID when entering Zoo Boise.

Special Attraction Pricing:

Giraffe & Sloth Bear Encounter* $3
Conservation Cruise** $1
Carousel $1
Zoo Farm Food .25

*The Giraffe Encounter is available daily from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. The Sloth Bear Encounter is available for the first 25 visitors daily from 10:30am – 11:30am. All encounters are weather and animal permitting.

**The Conservation Cruise is open May through September.