Zoo Boise

Zoo Boise: Hours, Address, Zoo Boise Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Denise
Green Bay, WI94 contributions
Family
We enjoyed visiting here. Used our home zoo reciprocal membership benefits. Loved the little pond oat ride. Limited petting/feeding area, but enjoyed what was there
Written July 12, 2022
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Debbie
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Family
Very disappointed. Very few animals. Very unkept and nasty overall. This place needs a major makeover.Carousel was outdated and needed a good cleaning.
Written June 20, 2022
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purplelotus
Seattle, WA129 contributions
Couples
This zoo needs a bit of help. The displays and grounds need tending, the animals don’t look too happy, and we never saw an employee the whole time we were there. Just feels unkept. The prairie dogs didn’t look healthy and their fur was missing. The few animals we did see were lethargic. It seems as though they have plenty of corporate sponsors here… help is needed to make this a better place for everyone.
Written June 11, 2022
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Meep T
Seattle, WA133 contributions
Walkable from downtown Boise, the butterfly room was amazing. It was smaller than some zoos I've been to but very nice to get so close to the animals.
Written June 10, 2022
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stevelundbaseball
Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
All the comments about animals off exhibit and viewing glass being dirty- is true..it was $11 for an adult, so I didn’t feel cheated. The place has a lot of potential but for a city zoo, it falls flat. We go to tons of zoos all over the US, so I’m glad I visited..but I’ve seen better zoos in Western Nebraska…which should never happen.

Trying to be positive- the red panda, warthog, and wild dog exhibits were very cool
Written May 27, 2022
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BKWalther
Boise, ID17 contributions
Zoo Boise is a lovely place to spend time with family. It has the BEST fries in Boise. Lebow a gibbon is a favorite.
Written April 14, 2022
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C W
Bozeman, MT7 contributions
Family
This zoo was okay. We had a reciprocal zoo pass from another state so we didn’t pay a large amount. If we did I would have been disappointed. I understand in the winter/early spring some animals are moved because of weather but some animals weren’t even correctly labeled. There was very few animals left to see. The double pane windows were really dirty making it difficult to see the animals. I feel like there are some simple things that could be done to make this a better experience. I don’t think I would recommend this zoo unless you were coming back in the summer months and already have a pass.
Written March 18, 2022
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Kim T
Boise, ID90 contributions
Friends
Even though I live near this place I always seem to visit it. I feel like the animals are my family. This a great little zoo with a very personal feel. The staff is very interactive and will always talk to the visitor. I would rather go to this little zoo over a large zoo any time.
Written January 12, 2022
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x7p3p
Atlanta, GA83 contributions
We did not enjoy our visit. The staff member who greeted us at the ticket booth was welcoming and friendly but it went down from there. Many small buildings were closed, animals were off exhibit, and what was available to see was run down and frankly dirty. I don't understand how people can visit this zoo and think this is well-kept or worth the fee for admission. It was a sad, depressing visit and since it was during covid we were looking forward to a fun, outdoor activity - boy were we wrong.
Written October 6, 2021
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Olga P
Anchorage, AK8 contributions
Great time with kids. I just wish that some of their bushes on front of the pavilions are removed or trimmed. Small kids do not see over them and we had to pick them up all the time- especially of front of monkeys. Bathrooms are so purely marked, we were of front of one and we did not even know that. they dont give you a map to take with and I am not going to be on the phone all the time when I want to enjoy my time iwth my grand kids. next time I go I'll take one of the organizers or managest with and I will tell them what can be improved and very easily. And dont worry, i will still come back with kids as far as they are still willing
Written September 12, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM