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Aquarium of Boise

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Realize that it is expensive to operate an aquarium. This is a small venue and it doesn't take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane T
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South Ogden, Utah
Family Day

This was a nice little aquarium, alot to look at and experience especially for the younger kids... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
Tami C
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Spring Creek
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The Aquarium of Boise (501 (c)3 non-for-profit) is the only place of its kind in Idaho. It is an interactive aquarium where children and adults can touch, feed, and learn about each individual animal. Come be a part of the Aquarium of Boise family...more
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64 N Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83704-9105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The children loved feeding the fish. They were really excited when they got to touch a stingray. The staff is very professional.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Joseph for your support of the Aquarium of Boise! We appreciate the communities feedback and support and are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable visit. Thanks so much! We look forward to you and your family visiting again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Realize that it is expensive to operate an aquarium. This is a small venue and it doesn't take long to see/do it all. It took us less than an hour. However, my 2 teenagers LOVED it! There were a lot of activities for all ages....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Diane T
Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Diane for taking the time to review the Aquarium of Boise. We appreciate your support and feedback. Yes, we are a small community non-profit public aquarium and it is through your support that we are able to take care of the animals, educate the...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019

This was a nice little aquarium, alot to look at and experience especially for the younger kids, our grandson loved feeding the fish

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tami C
Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Thanks Tami for spending part of your day with us at the Aquarium of Boise. We appreciate the feedback and the support! We look forward to you and your family visiting with us again. Thanks so much!

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Took the kids to check out the aquarium for a birthday and had a great time, highly recommended for kids

Date of experience: May 2018
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Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks Diego for visiting with us at the Aquarium of Boise and leaving us your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had enjoyable birthday party and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks so much!

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We needed to kill an hour or so, and this fit the bill. There's not much to it, but there are lots of interactive exhibits for kids and it's reasonably priced. It was difficult for us to find - but worth circling around to find...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erin R
Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thanks of providing us with your feedback Erin. We appreciate it! Yes, we are a small non-profit public aquarium that supports SW Idaho and Eastern Oregon. We have a number of interactive exhibits for our guests to explore and discover. We try to gear it...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We took our grandchildren there last spring and it was a wonderful place to visit. There were some hands on opportunities for them as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carol F
Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks Carol for the kind review. We appreciate your support & feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks so much!

Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

oh my gosh I love this place. We're visiting Idaho, and didn't really know what to do. We stumbled upon this cute little place. It's in a very odd spot, and I thought we were being punked or something. But there it was. So we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

For its size, the $8 discounted Senior/military admission is reasonable. There are plenty of small tanks and exhibits so this is really an ideal place to take kids ($5). We were with my son, his wife, and our grand daughter. She really got into enjoying...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve H
Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Thanks Steve for the feedback. We appreciate your visit and support! Yes, we are a small non-profit public Aquarium that has a number of interactive exhibits and a selection of big and small exhibits to explore. We try to gear the experience for kids big...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Small is an understatement. If you’re used to big time aquariums then you will be sorely disappointed. Having said that, the price of admission is reasonable and they have touch tanks and pay to feed opportunities for the birds, fish, sharks and rays. There’s fun...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thanks for your feedback Shelby. Yes, we are a small public non-for-profit Aquarium that supports South-Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon through our education and conservation programs. We are quite a bit smaller that most large city aquariums, so it is important that we do not...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

this is so sad to go to. I like aquariums as I have a few myself. I would rather go to an aquarium store to view fish. The tanks were set up poorly and very ho hum.More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit to the Aquarium of Boise. We are a small community non-profit organization that relies on the communities support for our operation and growth, and support education and conservation programs in...More

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Lunchlady50
April 13, 2016|
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Response from Nathan H | Property representative |
Here is an overview of the Aquarium's Admission prices: Single Adult (12 and up) Admission: $10.00 Children (7- 11): $7.00 Children (3-6): $5.00 Children (2 and under): Free Senior (55+): $8.00 Military (w/ ID... More
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January 6, 2015|
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Response from Dave R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I don't knowknow the answer about pets. However, unless this site is an absolute "must see" on your list, you wouldn't be missing much if you bypassed it.
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