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Non-Profit Admission Rates

School rates cover admission into the zoo for everyone in your group, but does not cover guided tours.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

Nonprofit Schools - public, private, and homeschools

School groups may be eligible to receive a discounted nonprofit rate of $3 per person. This nonprofit rate applies to the teachers, chaperones, and students.

For-profit daycares and pre-schools do not qualify for this discount and are required to pay regular admission prices.

Requirements:

  • Field trip reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • The non-profit school rate is only available Monday – Friday during the Boise School District academic year. An exception will be made for modified track schools. Homeschool groups will only receive this rate with children ages 3 – 18 and accompanying chaperones.
  • One payment must be made in person, at the time of zoo admission, to receive the discounted school rate. Multiple methods of payment are not allowed.
  • All participants within the group must enter at one time. Anyone entering separately will be charged the regular admission rate.
  • If a student comes with their class and has a current Friends of Zoo Boise membership, the student is admitted for free. The instructor can confirm the student’s identity, however a membership card is required.
  • The discounted nonprofit rate does not include admission to Butterflies in Bloom, Conservation Cruise, carousel rides, animal encounters, or other activities.  Activity admission may be purchased separately at the activity site.
  • Zoo Boise requests one chaperone or teacher for every five students.

Registered 501c3 Non-profit Organizations Serving Youth

Registered 501c3 nonprofit organizations serving youth under the age of 18 may be eligible for the nonprofit group rate of $3 per person. Examples of groups that qualify for this rate include Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, church youth groups, etc.

Requirements:

  • Field trip reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • The non-profit discounted rate is only available Monday – Friday.
  • One payment must be made in person, at the time of zoo admission, to receive the discounted school rate. Multiple methods of payment are not allowed.
  • All participants within the group must enter at one time. Anyone entering separately will be charged the regular admission rate.
  • If participants have a current Friends of Zoo Boise membership, the participant is admitted for free. The instructor can confirm the participant’s identity, however a membership card is required.
  • The discounted nonprofit rate does not include admission to Butterflies in Bloom, Conservation Cruise, carousel rides, animal encounters, or other activities. Activity admission may be purchased separately at the activity site.
  • Zoo Boise requests one chaperone or teacher for every five participants.

Government Organizations

Select city, county, state, and federal government organizations may qualify for the nonprofit group rate of $3 per person. Examples include the State Veteran’s Home and the Idaho Commission on the Blind.

Requirements:

  • Field trip reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • The non-profit discounted rate is only available Monday – Friday.
  • One payment must be made in person, at the time of zoo admission, to receive the discounted school rate. Multiple methods of payment are not allowed.
  • All participants within the group must enter at one time. Anyone entering separately will be charged the regular admission rate.
  • If participants have a current Friends of Zoo Boise membership, the participant is admitted for free. The instructor can confirm the participant’s identity, however a membership card is required.
  • The discounted nonprofit rate does not include admission to Butterflies in Bloom, Conservation Cruise, carousel rides, animal encounters, or other activities. Activity admission may be purchased separately at the activity site.
  • Zoo Boise requests one chaperone or teacher for every five participants.