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Zoo Boise Store

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.

Get Your Pass Today

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.

Become a Conservation Circle Member Today

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.

Adopt An Animal Today

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.

Make a Donation Today

Giraffe Behind the Scenes Tour

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.

Book Your Giraffe Tour Today

Penguin Behind the Scenes Tour

Penguin tours are temporarily paused for molting season. You can still purchase tours, but we are not able to accommodate them until molting season is over.

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.

Book Your Penguin Tour Today

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.

Book Your Aldabra Tortoise Tour Today

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.

Book Your Anteater Tour Today

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.

Book Your Enrichment Tour Today

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!

Name a Cockroach After Someone Today

Wine Safari


Join Zoo Director Gene Peacock, General Curator Harry Peachey, and Zoo Veterinarian Dr. Holly Holman for an unforgettable behind the scenes experience at the zoo!

You’ll enjoy wine from Africa when you go behind the scenes with giraffes Jabari and Tafari, wine from South America when you visit with the penguins, and wine from Asia when you create an enrichment for one of our Asian animals. Light appetizers will be provided. Please note: animal encounters are animal and weather dependent.

This event is limited to the first 20 people who sign up, so get your ticket today! Tickets are $150 each.

Wine Safari is on Wednesday, June 5 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.