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We are excited to welcome you back! Advanced tickets are required and now available online at https://zooboise.org/online-ticketing/. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to create a plan for the safe reopening of Zoo Boise.

Thank you for your support. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the zoo – our staff and the animals have missed you!

ONLINE STORE

Welcome to the Zoo Boise store! Here you may purchase memberships, 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 memberships

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.

Purchasing a membership for someone else?

Purchase Membership as a Gift Here

Purchasing a membership for your household?

Renew or Purchase Your Membership Here

Conservation Circle memberships

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

Commemorative Tile at Gibbon Exhibit

Are you looking for the perfect gift? Have you always wanted your name on a tile at the zoo?

We have a special opportunity for you to purchase a wall tile that will be placed on the side of the new gibbon exhibit at Zoo Boise. Limited tiles are available so purchase yours today!

Character limits for each tile size are listed on the purchase site on the link below. You must count spaces and punctuation for character limits. Text will be in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Only characters found on a regular keyboard are allowed, no special characters.  Tile installation will be scheduled once all tiles are sold. Tile purchases are nonrefundable.

Content of message is subject to approval by the zoo.

Order Your Tile Today

Private Animal Experience Gift Certificate

Some Private Animal Experiences are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. Gift certificates may be purchased for those currently available or used for others when they resume.

Private Animal Experience gift certificates can be used for any experience. The certificate may not cover the entire experience cost depending on how many people and which experience is selected For specific information on experience costs, click on the experience below.

Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Private Animal Experience gift certificates.

Your gift certificate will be emailed within two business days after purchase. If you have any questions or would like to purchase a gift certificate over the phone, please call 208-608-7744.

Buy Your Gift Certificate Today

Personal Tour of Zoo Boise's Gorongosa Exhibit

Join Mozambique’s first female safari guide, Gabriela Curtiz, for a personal tour of Zoo Boise’s Gorongosa National Park exhibit! She’ll share stories from safaris in Africa as well as fun facts about the animals seen in the exhibit. This is also your chance to visit our E.O. Wilson Science Center which is currently closed.

All proceeds from this tour will go to support Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.

Available on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays:

  • Cost – $50 for first person, $15 for each additional person
  • Maximum Group Size –  6 people
  • Minimum Age – 2 years
  • Length – 1 hour
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:3
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – No
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Private Animal Experiences.
  • After purchase, a Zoo Boise representative will contact you via email within two business days to schedule a date or send a gift certificate.

Purchase Your Personal Gorongosa Tour Today

Private Sand Cat Training Experience

Sand Cat Training Experiences are temporarily sold out. If you’d like to do an experience sooner, please consider the anteater feeding or lion experience.

Join us before the zoo opens to watch a zookeeper do a training session with our new and very popular sand cats! You’ll learn all about the smallest member of the cat family and the importance of training.

Available at 9:00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:

  • Cost – $25 for first person, $10 for each additional person (fees are required for ages 3+)
  • Maximum Group Size – 8 people
  • Minimum Age – 2 years
  • Length – 20 minutes
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:3
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – No
  • After purchase, a Zoo Boise representative will contact you via email within two business days to schedule a date or send a gift certificate.
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with training experience.

Private Anteater Feeding Experience

Are you ready to feed a giant anteater? You and up to three friends or family members can feed McCauley, our male giant anteater, in a private experience hosted by Zoo Boise staff.

Available at 4:15pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays:

  • Cost – $30 for first person, $20 for each additional person (fees are required for ages 3+)
  • Maximum Group Size –  4 people
  • Minimum Age – 2 years
  • Length – 30 minutes
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:3
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – Yes
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Private Animal Experiences.
  • After purchase, a Zoo Boise representative will contact you via email within two business days to schedule a date or send a gift certificate.
  • Close toed shoes are required (no sandals, flip-flops, etc.)

Purchase Your Anteater Feeding Experience Today

Private Lion Experience

A private lion experience hosted by the zoo director or general curator.

Guests will watch from indoors as lions are released from den first thing in the morning. They will observe behaviors and a training session. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with zoo staff.

Available at 10:00am on Tuesdays – Saturdays. Subject to staff availability.

  • Cost – $50 for first person, $20 for each additional person (fees are required for ages 3+)
  • Maximum Group Size –  10 people
  • Minimum Age – none
  • Length – 30 minutes
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:4
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – No
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Private Animal Experiences.
  • After purchase, a Zoo Boise representative will contact you via email within two business days to schedule a date or send a gift certificate.

Purchase Your Lion Experience Today

Private Giraffe Experience

Private Giraffe Experiences are currently suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. Experience may be purchased and will be able to be redeemed once they resume.

Get up-close and personal with the tallest animal on land, with a Private Giraffe Experience. 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.

Available everyday at 1:30pm and 2:00pm:

  • Cost – $25 for first person, $15 for each additional person
  • Maximum Group Size –  6 people
  • Minimum Age – 2 years
  • Length – 30 minutes
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:3
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – Yes
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Private Animal Experiences.
  • After purchase, a Zoo Boise representative will contact you via email within two business days to schedule a date or send a gift certificate.
  • Close toed shoes are required (no sandals, flip-flops, etc.)

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Purchase Your Giraffe Experience Today

Private Penguin Experience

Private Penguin Experiences are currently suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. Experience may be purchased and will be able to be redeemed once they resume.

Get the best view of Zoo Boise’s Magellanic penguin colony, from inside the exhibit on a Private Penguin Experience. 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.

Available everyday at 11am or 3pm. Not available on pool cleaning days or during nesting/molting season.

  • Cost – $25 for first person, $15 for each additional person
  • Maximum Group Size –  4 people
  • Minimum Age – 4 years
  • Length – 30 minutes
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:3
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – Yes
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Private Animal Experiences.
  • After purchase, a Zoo Boise representative will contact you via email within two business days to schedule a date or send a gift certificate.
  • Close toed shoes are required (no sandals, flip-flops, etc.)

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Purchase Your Penguin Experience Today

Mr. Mac Meet & Greet (Aldabra Tortoise)

Mr. Mac Meet and Greets are currently suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. Experience may be purchased and will be able to be redeemed once they resume.

Come meet our favorite Zoo Boise resident, Mr. Mac, a 375 pound Aldabra tortoise on a Private Animal Experience. 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.

Available daily at 10:30am:

  • Cost – $20 for first person, $10 for each additional person
  • Maximum Group Size –  6 people
  • Minimum Age – 2 years
  • Length – 20 minutes
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:3
  • Touching – Yes
  • Feeding – No
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Private Animal Experiences.
  • After purchase, a Zoo Boise representative will contact you via email within two business days to schedule a date or send a gift certificate.
  • Close toed shoes are required (no sandals, flip-flops, etc.)

Purchase Your Mr. Mac Experience Today

Create an Animal Enrichment

Create an Animal Enrichment is currently suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. Experience may be purchased and will be able to be redeemed once they resume.

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.

Available Animals (Pick One): Parakeet, Patas Monkeys, Servals, Bat-Eared Fox, Indian Flying Fox, Coati, Anteater, and Maned Wolf. If interested in an animal that is not listed, please let us know and we can see if it can be accommodated.

Available everyday at 11:30am or 3:30pm:

  • Cost – $15 for first person, $5 for each additional person
  • Maximum Group Size – 8 people
  • Minimum Age – None
  • Length – 20-30 minutes
  • Adult to Child Ratio – 1:4
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – No
  • Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Private Animal Experiences.
  • After purchase, a Zoo Boise representative will contact you via email within two business days to schedule a date or send a gift certificate.
  • Close toed shoes are required (no sandals, flip-flops, etc.)

Purchase Your Enrichment Experience Today

Zoo Boise Gift Card

Zoo Boise offers gift cards for daily admission and zoo programs offered through the City of Boise! City of Boise Parks and Recreation gift cards may be purchased in person at the following locations during normal business hours:

City of Boise Parks and Recreation Office
Fort Boise Community Center
Idaho Ice World
Zoo Boise
*Click here to see hours of operation for each location

Gift cards redeemed at Zoo Boise may only be used toward daily zoo admission or education programs offered through the City of Boise (click here for a list of programs and to register online). Gift cards may also be redeemed at any City of Boise Parks and Recreation class, program, or rental offered through Fort Boise Community Center, City Recreation Office, Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, or Idaho IceWorld. If you have questions about where gift cards are accepted, please call (208)608-7600.

Please note that gift cards cannot be used to purchase the following activities or merchandise: Zootique Gift Shop items, zoo concessions, animal encounters, Conservation Cruise, Zoo Farm, Behind the Scenes Tours, Adopt an Animal, memberships, photo booth, Wine Safaris, Painting with the Penguins, or any other activity or event offered through Friends of Zoo Boise (FoZB) or Service Systems Associates (SSA).

If you would like to purchase a gift card over the phone, please contact the zoo at (208)608-7760. Gift cards must be purchased with a debit or credit card. For a list of current zoo admission fees please visit our website; prices change seasonally. Please note we cannot accept card payment information via voicemail, email, fax, scan or any other form of written communication.

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

Paint with Penguins

Have you ever wondered how penguins paint? Wonder no more. Join us for a special evening at Zoo Boise.

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, if event is cancelled due to COVID-19 mandates, or if you are ill. Otherwise, tickets for Paint with Penguins are nonrefundable.

If you have questions, please call 208-608-7744.

Get your tickets today

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.

Get your tickets today

Online Gift Shop

Find that perfect gift!

Click Here to Shop Online

The Zootique Gift Shop carries a great assortment of fun and educational souvenirs, clothing, toys and more, with a wildlife and environmental theme. You don’t need to purchase a zoo admission ticket to visit the gift shop, just enter the gift shop from their door.

Friends of Zoo Boise members receive a 10% discount on all Zootique purchases! A portion of all sales go to support the Friends of Zoo Boise.

Click Here to Shop Online