Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, Boise: Hours, Address, Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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LovesPhotoOps
Hoover, AL775 contributions
Feb 2020
We enjoyed walking the loop trail and looking at the exhibits. This would be a great place to bring children too. We especially liked the replica eagle’s nest that lets you see how large their nests really are, and the pond with ducks and large sturgeon. There is some very nice artwork along the trail: mosaics, murals, etc. The visitor center was closed for renovation so we did not get to go inside. Allow yourself at least 45 minutes to an hour.
Written March 9, 2020
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LegoAthos
Nevada City, CA111 contributions
Feb 2021
The visitor center was closed for what appear to be significant remodeling. It was pretty cold in February, so there was minimal animal activity (a few squirrels and ducks, as well as a few other little birds) and very little active foliage. I imagine it would be much nicer in spring/summer. We were able to see a few trout in the fish viewing windows.
Written March 1, 2021
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Nina3287
Sonoma, CA162 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Stopped by this park to let my kids roam a bit. This was a special find! No entry fee and has a lot to see, with interactive information for the kids to learn. We went during the Fall season so the flowers and animals are not abundant but it was still fun. I recommend it!
Written October 15, 2020
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Onionguy
Wilder, ID236 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Took my youngest grandson here....the day was beautiful...he really enjoyed the walk..looking at the fish,checking out the different trees and plants...he really liked the big sturgeons.....we will be back with other family members
Written April 18, 2015
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HNLMom
Oahu, HI29 contributions
The MK Nature Center is truly a hidden gem. I stopped by the center just before lunch, thinking that it would be a quick visit. I was enthralled with the opportunity to watch the wildlife. Decided to leave for lunch and returned for another 2 hours! I visited again the next day and spent time just reading a book in the company of squirrels and chattering birds. Almost as therapeutic as sitting on my favorite beach in Hawaii (but not quite!). This is a great get-away with education displays for the little ones about the native wildlife and fish and quiet areas to watch the various critters. I'm looking forward to visiting again during my next visit in the fall.
Written September 18, 2008
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Travel_Bug_Bitten
San Francisco, CA194 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
My wife and I decided to take a family field trip. While looking through TripAdvisor in our own back yard we found the Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center. We found this place relaxing and educational. A walk though a 5 acer Nature refuge trailing though different animal habitats. My kids liked seeing the sturgeon and Salmon. The ponds and streams have a few viewing stations to see the trout habitats. I do recommend the visitor center. They have a very cool display of animals and models of a cabin and a tee pee. This was a fun place for the kids they enjoyed it and I believe they learned a few things here. For me best of all it is FREE with a small suggested donation. We will return.
Written June 2, 2018
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angela s
McCall, ID131 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is one of Boise’s finest gems. It is such a great place to enjoy nature and learn about the local ecosystem, animals, and the life cycle. They run great educational programs and events. Their youth oriented programs are so fun I think the adults have more fun.
Written February 8, 2018
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SueinSalem
Salem, OR3,135 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
The Morrison-Knudson Nature Center is located near the Boise Greenbelt and is an oasis in the city. It is a teaching and learning area as well as a great place to visit. The out door nature walks have interpretive signage and lots of viewing windows for the aquatic creatures that live in the stream. The building has wonderful displays of living birds of prey as well taxidermy animals and birds that live in the region.

There is no entrance fee but donations are appreciated. The outside area is open from dawn to dark and the inside area is open on a schedule.
Written May 26, 2015
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3elizabethb
Boise, ID279 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
Right in downtown Boise, free, kids hand-on stations, windows on pond to view the pond wildlife (trout, ducks and at times salmon) and oh yes the pond with huge trout that made me want to grab a fishing pole and sturgeon that look like slow swimming logs all make this an excellent place to spend some time. There is ample free parking, indoor exhibits, too. Great birding and you might see some deer there. Native plantings, good signage and art. Have fun! Nice gift shop inside. Save time for that.
Written March 10, 2015
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Chris S
Twin Falls, ID100 contributions
Aug 2011
Very cool place to walk around and the best part is that it is free!
Written February 3, 2012
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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM