Welcome to the Zoo Boise store! Here you may purchase Annual Passes, tickets for special events, or make donations to Friends of Zoo Boise. Donations are tax-deductible and benefit the zoo animals and facilities.
Note: All prices include a 5% service fee.
- Zoo Boise Annual Pass
You can give extra support to the zoo by becoming a Friend of Zoo Boise. In addition to enjoying Zoo Boise all year long you will receive many other exciting benefits.
- Conservation Circle Annual Pass
The Zoo Boise Conservation Circle is a group of philanthropic individuals who not only ensure the vitality of Zoo Boise, but also ensure the future of wild animals. Members of this group share a deep passion for wildlife preservation, habitat conservation, education, animal care and Zoo Boise. In addition to annual memberships at Zoo Boise, Conservation Circle members will experience the zoo in unique ways with opportunities to go behind the scenes to meet our animals and their keepers, learn more about important conservation topics, and have fun at several exclusive events throughout the year.
- Adopt An Animal
Add a member of our family to yours today! Become a part of our wonderful and wild zoo family. As a zoo parent, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping Zoo Boise and making a contribution to the welfare of the many animals that call Zoo Boise home. Administered by the Friends of Zoo Boise, Adopt an Animal funds are used to provide special animal care, enrichment, special diets, minor exhibit improvements, and zoo keeper training.
- Make a Donation
Zoo Boise doesn’t run on admission prices alone. We depend on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations to help make Zoo Boise one of the best small zoos in the country.
- Giraffe Behind the Scenes Tour
The last giraffe tour for the season is on 11/2 and will resume in the spring once the temperatures are warmer. However, you may still purchase tours.
Get up-close and personal with the tallest animal on land, with a private behind the scenes giraffe tour. Not only will you get to meet and feed the Zoo Boise giraffes, but you’ll learn how the giraffes are taken care of by one of our staff members.
- Penguin Behind the Scenes Tour
Get the best view of Zoo Boise’s Magellanic penguin colony, from inside the exhibit on a private behind the scenes tour. Not only will you get to meet and feed the Zoo Boise penguins, but you’ll learn how the penguins are taken care of by one of our staff members.
- Aldabra Tortoise Behind the Scenes Tour
Come meet our favorite Zoo Boise resident, Mr. Mac, a 375 pound Aldabra tortoise on a private behind the scenes tour. Not only will you get to meet and touch Mr. Mac, but you’ll learn how he’s taken care of by one of our staff members.
- Anteater Behind the Scenes Tour
Are you ready to meet and feed a giant anteater? You can go on a private behind the scenes tour with one of our staff members and feed one of the anteaters yogurt.
- Create an Enrichment Tour
Join one of our staff members to make an enrichment for your favorite Zoo Boise animal and then watch as the animal interacts with it. Enrichment is important, because it encourages the animals to use their natural behaviors and abilities.
- Name a Cockroach after Someone
Show your love by naming a Zoo Boise cockroach after that special someone, your best friend, or your favorite family member. After purchasing, we will email you the certificate. Just respond with what you want to name the cockroach (must be approved by Zoo Boise staff) and we’ll add it to the website. The cost is only $10 or pair it with a discounted behind the scenes tour to give an extra special gift!
- Paint with Penguins
Adult nights – 10/29/19, 02/11/20, & 11/04/20 (Participants must be 21+)
Have you ever wondered how penguins paint? Wonder no more. Join us for a special evening at Zoo Boise from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for a paint and sip with our Magellanic penguins. You’ll paint the background, enjoy some wine, cheese, and crackers, and be treated to a special keeper talk and behind the scenes tour. Then you’ll watch as the penguins add their personal touch to your painting and you get to take your painting home!
Paint with Penguins is a special fundraiser for Zoo Boise. Only 10 spots are available for each date. Dates are subject to change if the penguins are molting (shedding old feathers) or nesting. Refunds will be available if the date changes. Otherwise, tickets for Paint with Penguins are nonrefundable. If you have questions, please call 208-608-7764.
Kids Nights – 01/14/20
This version is open to children ages 6-12 who come with an adult. Each ticket covers one child and an accompanying adult.
Join us for a unique evening at Zoo Boise from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for a painting date with our Magellanic penguins. The date is subject to change if the penguins are molting (shedding old feathers) or nesting. Refunds will be available if the date changes.
You’ll paint a background, enjoy some snacks, listen to a special keeper talk and experience nature and animal oriented activities. Then you’ll watch as the penguins add their personal touch to your paintings and you get to take your paintings home!
There are only 6 tickets available! Paint with Penguins is a special fundraiser for Zoo Boise. Cost is $150 per ticket. Tickets for Paint with Penguins are nonrefundable.If you have questions, please call 208-608-7764.
Paint with Penguins – Private Party
Let Zoo Boise host up to 10 people for a private paint and sip with our Magellanic penguins. To register over the phone, please call 208-608-7764. Paint with Penguins Private Parties are nonrefundable.
- Wine Safari
Join your favorite animals for an unforgettable behind the scenes experience at the zoo!
You’ll enjoy tastes of wine from around the world, while also experiencing VIP animal encounters, tours, and experiences. Light appetizers will be provided. Please note: animal encounters are animal and weather dependent.
This event is limited to the first 30 people who sign up, so get your ticket today! Tickets are $150 each.
Wine Safari is on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Tickets for Wine Safari are nonrefundable.
- Mother's Day Brunch
Mother’s Day Brunch is sold out, but we still have lots of other great zoo gifts like a behind the scenes tour.
Join Zoo Boise for our annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 9am – 10am.
Guests will be treated to a buffet breakfast, zookeeper talk, and a special gift for all mothers! Then you’ll have the rest of the day to explore your zoo.
Cost for the Mother’s Day Brunch (not including online fees & tax):
$29 adults – Annual Pass holders/$34 adults – non-Annual Pass holders
$16 children 3-11 – Annual Pass holders/$19 children 3-11 – non-Annual Pass holders
Children 2 and under are free, but still require reservations. Cost includes zoo admission for the remainder of the day.
Limited spots are available, so make your reservation today! Reservations may also be made by calling (208) 608-7744. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 8.