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Aquarium of Boise

#26 of 129 things to do in Boise Features Animals
64 N Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83704-9105
+1 208-375-1932
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Kids love this place

Every time we visit Boise with the grandkids we go to the aquarium. The kids love to feed the fish..

Reviewed September 26, 2016
charlottelU3034IZ
Fun but pricey.

There is alot to see and touch at the Aquarium. Even my almost adult kids love it! It seems a... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
April S
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The Aquarium of Boise (a 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, explore the ocean with your own hands, and leave with the greatest memories! Our Mission is to educate and inspire the conservation and enhancement of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems through hands-on interaction. Regular Admission: Single Adult Admission: $10.00; Children (7- 11): $7.00; Children (3-6): $5.00; Children (2 and under): Seniors (55+): $8.00; Military: $8.00; College Student (w/ ID): $8.00.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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64 N Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83704-9105
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

Every time we visit Boise with the grandkids we go to the aquarium. The kids love to feed the fish..

1  Thank charlottelU3034IZ
Reviewed September 12, 2016

There is alot to see and touch at the Aquarium. Even my almost adult kids love it! It seems a little pricey to me, but we still visit about once a year.

Thank April S
Reviewed August 19, 2016

I have visited aquariums in different states and countries and this is not the top pic. Nevertheless its a nice place for kids to learn and enjoy the outing. The best attraction for me was the petting tank with stingrays and baby sharks. The aquarium...More

3  Thank Prasanga84
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Reasonable priced. Kids loved it. Would definitely do this one again. Staff is very helpful and great at educating about the exhibits and different species.

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed August 2, 2016

I took my six year old and one of his friends to the aquarium, in part because I've been wanting to go anyway! The price is ok, and the aquarium is better than I expected. The boys especially loves the petting tank with sharks and...More

Thank Reina H
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a real gem in the Treasure Valley! Sick center we are nowhere near the ocean, my expectations were that high, but I will definitely return! The touch pools are REALLY nice, and there are kid-height since KS to wash up afterwards. The shark...More

1  Thank Donna S
Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

Thank you Donna for your feedback and review! We appreciate your visit and support. We are proud to support our visitors through Staff and Volunteer interactions and provide unique hands-on animal experiences for our guests. We hope to see you and your family again in...More

Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This isn't a "blow you away" cool aquarium, but they have lots of interactive opportunities for kids. My kids are aged 7, 4 & 2 and they loved it. They pet and fed small sharks and rays. They were constantly running from tank to tank...More

1  Thank Nate M
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Even though they have many great exhibits, this is truly a work in progress. I felt like I was visiting a small town amusement park that had been shut down and revived by retired carnies. There is still a lot of opportunity to learn for...More

1  Thank postal12015
Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to leave a response. Yes. The Aquarium is a work in progress and under continual development as we expand and change exhibits & design throughout the facility. Yes. It is a bit of a DIY Aquarium, because our Staff and...More

Reviewed June 27, 2016

Me and a friend went during the summer and it was the funnest Aquarium I have ever been to. You get to pet sharks and stingrays and other fishes as well. There is so much you can do. We spent about 2 hours there because...More

1  Thank Hannah N
Nathan H, Manager at Aquarium of Boise, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2016

Thank you Hannah for taking the time to visit and review the Aquarium of Boise. We appreciate your feedback and support! The Staff and Volunteers love to share their knowledge with the guests at the Aquarium, and this is reflected by your experience. We want...More

Reviewed June 11, 2016

We stop in every time we are in Boise and each time there's something new and exciting. My kids like the $3 cups of fish to feed the Rays.

Thank Chelsie S
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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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ERDocsMom
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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