$3 Thursdays Return at Zoo Boise

December 6, 2023

Zoo Boise, a division of Boise Parks and Recreation, is offering an incredible opportunity to visit at a discounted rate on Thursdays through the end of February 2024. Come take advantage of $3 Thursdays starting December 7 and say hello to your favorite animals.

There is plenty to celebrate this year, as Zoo Boise welcomed two endangered Styan’s red pandas, a female lion and announced the birth of twin cotton-top tamarins. Zoo Boise is also proud to once again be accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), which is the gold standard for zoos across the country.

“It’s our pleasure to say thank you to the community for their support and keep the zoo accessible to all members of the community through the winter,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “We look forward to updates coming to the zoo in 2024 as we continue the high standard of care our zoo team members provide to each and every animal that calls Zoo Boise home.”

Sun, rain or snow (yes, even in the snow) Zoo Boise is a year-round destination. During the winter months, animals including the red pandas, snow leopards and others are more active and engaging. In addition, most exhibits at Zoo Boise have indoor and outdoor areas allowing visitors to see the animals whether they choose to be inside or outside this time of year.

Zoo Boise has turned the act of visiting the zoo into a conservation action. Since 2007, visits to Zoo Boise have generated more than $3 million toward the conservation of animals in the wild, redefining why we have a zoo. Zoo Boise, as mentioned, is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, a national organization that supports excellence in animal care, conservation, education, and science. Zoo Boise is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with final admission at 4 p.m.

Contact: Parks and Recreation Media Relations

(208) 608-7600 | bpr@cityofboise.org

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