Family Fun
Kid Friendly Activities in Boise, Idaho & Beyond

Zoo Boise

355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID, 83702

A lovely zoo located in the heart of Boise in the beautiful Julia Davis Park featuring a wide array of animal exhibits, with an African boat ride, kids’ farm, butterfly area & food/drink.

HOURS

Mon-Sun 10AM – 5PM

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

<2FREE, 3-11yrs $8, 11+yrs $11

PHONE

(208) 608-7760

Wahooz Family Fun in Meridian

Wahooz Family Fun Zone

400 W Overland Rd. Meridian, ID 83642

The Treasure Valley’s indoor adventure park is located right next to Roaring Springs for year-round family fun including laser tag, miniature golf, bowling, go-karts and an impressive arcade.

HOURS

10:30AM – 8PM

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

Day/Season Pass or Attraction Packages

PHONE

(208) 898-0900

Roaring Springs Water Park

400 W Overland Rd. Meridian, ID 83642

The largest water park in the area boasts summer fun for all ages with thrilling slides, wave pools, kiddie pool areas, cabanas to rent, food and an event center.

HOURS

11AM – 7PM

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

Day Pass or Season Pass Available.

PHONE

(208) 884-8842

MK Nature Center

600 S Walnut St., Boise, ID 83707

MK Nature Center offers a unique wildlife experience on a 4.6-acre site along the Boise River Greenbelt. The underwater streamwalk and visitor center showcase Idaho landscapes & wildlife.

HOURS

 Streamwalk: Sunrise to Sunset

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

 FREE

PHONE

  (208) 334-2225

Discovery Center of Idaho

131 W Myrtle St., Boise, ID 83702

Kid-friendly science museum with interactive exhibits explaining complex ideas. Hands-on exhibits like Tinker the T-Rex, BRICKS! designed by Idaho’s Micron & Sun, Earth, Universe are very popular.

HOURS

Tu-Sa 10AM – 4:30PM
Sun 12PM – 4:30PM

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

>2yrs Free, Kids $16, Adults $18

PHONE

(208) 343-9895

Jumpcreek Falls

Jumpcreeks Falls, ID (see website for directions)

The Jump Creek Falls Trail is a short quarter-mile-long trail that leads to the canyon’s largest falls and a beautiful pool for taking a dip on a hot early summer day. Located just 45 minutes from Meridian.


HOURS

Trail Permitting

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

FREE

PHONE

 

World Center for Birds of Prey

5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise, ID 83709

Discover the amazing world of Raptors at this unique center. Be awed as native and non-native birds swoosh by you in the one-of-a-kind live presentations and exhibits.

HOURS

Tu-Sun 10 AM – 5PM
Closed Monday

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

TBD

PHONE

(208) 362-8687

Children’s Museum of Idaho

790 S Progress Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642

New in Meridian since 2018 this hands-on museum inspires and nurtures future explorers, innovators, and critical thinkers through interactive play in a safe, engaging environment.

HOURS

 Mon-Sat 10AM – 5PM
Sun 1PM – 5PM

AGES

All Ages, but geared for 2-8yr olds

PRICE

 <2 FREE, 2+yrs $8

PHONE

  (208) 345-1920

Settler’s Park

3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian, ID 83642

Large well-known and popular Meridian park boasts playgrounds, baseball fields & a splash area, plus disc golf, tennis & horseshoes.

HOURS

Mon-Sun 6AM- 10PM

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

FREE

PHONE

(208) 888-3579

Aquarium of Boise

64 N Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83704

Community-run, non-profit aquarium houses over 250 species of animals and offers special pools where you can feeds sharks and rays.

HOURS

 Mon-Sat 10AM – 5PM
Sun 12PM – 5PM

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

 <2FREE, $5-$11.40

PHONE

  (208) 375-1932

Steamboat Gulch Sledding Hill

Right on Route 304 (Bannock Creek Rd), Idaho City, ID 

The historic Steamboat Gulch sledding area is located about 1 mile north of Idaho City just 45 minutes from Boise. This scenic area consists of several runs, from the gently sloping to the wild for hardcore. Tailgating, BBQing, and fire pits are allowed.


HOURS

Seasonal
Check Site For Hours

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

$10 Parking Fee
$2 Walk-In Fee

PHONE

(208) 283-0799

Kid Fun in Idaho

Babby Farms – Petting Zoo

5900 El Paso Road, Caldwell, ID 83607

Non-profit farm/petting zoo with over 150 adorable animals created for children with disabilities, but open to the entire public. Visitors can visit and interact with kangaroos, camels, goats, and much more.

HOURS

Seasonal
Re-Opens May 1, 2021

AGES

All Ages

PRICE

Under 3 – Free

Over 4 Prices Vary

PHONE

(208) 455-4847