It’s one think when you’re trying to figure out what you’ll do to entertain yourself, but finding things to do with kids is way more challenging, especially if the group of kids your with have diverse interests. But Boise has you covered. Whether you like art, science, wildlife, or arcade games, there are plenty of things you can do in Boise with kids.
Boise Art Museum prides itself on being a significant leader in inspiring learning through visual art experiences and exhibits. The museum hosts Art in the park events, summer camps, and classes. The Boise Art Museum is located at 670 Julia Davis Drive in Boise, Idaho 83702 and can be reached by phone at 208-345-8330.
Zoo Boise is a walk on the wild side. Have a giraffe adventure, enjoy an experience with a sloth bear, visit the zoo farm, or check out the butterfly habitat. The zoo grounds also houses the Expedition Grill for when you need to grab some grub, and the Zootique Gift Shops for purchasing your souvenirs (or is that zoo-venirs?). Zoo Boise is located at 355 Julia Davis Drive in Boise, Idaho 83702 and can be reached by phone at 208-608-7760.
The Aquarium of Boise is another way to explore animal life in Idaho. Browse through exhibits, learn about the environment, and explore what life is like under water. The Aquarium of Boise is located at 64 N. Cole Road in Boise, Idaho 83704 and can be reached by phone at at 208-375-1932.
The Idaho Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to take a self-guided tour or join an adult guided tour to foster appreciation for natures. There are 30-acres of garden delights in bloom for you. Bring a book, find a comfortable nook, and read in the comforts of the English Garden, Meditation Garden, or heirloom rose garden. The Idaho Botanical Garden is located at 2355 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise, Idaho 83712 and can be reached by phone at 208-343-8649.
The Discovery Center of Idaho is an interactive science center with current, traveling, and permanent collections designed to encourage forward thinking, problem solving, and curiosity. The Discovery Center of Idaho is located at 131 W. Myrtle Street in Boise, Idaho 83702 and can be reached by phone at 208-343-9895.
Idaho Ice world offers hockey leagues, figure skating, and public skate lessons, camps, and specialty classes as well as free skate opportunities and more. The ice rink is also the perfect venue for super cool birthday parties. Idaho Ice World is located at 7072 S. Eisenman Road in Boise, Idaho 83716 and can be reached by phone at 208-608-7716.
Ceramica is an ideal location for embracing the personal power of creation. You choose your pottery piece, select your color scheme, and then design for as long as you like, any way that you like. When you’re done with your artistic expression, leave your masterpiece behind to be fired and glazed. Also, ask about the “paint me a story for kids” program. You can pick up your artwork about a week later. Ceramica is located at 1002S. Vista Avenue in Boise, Idaho 83705 and can be reached by phone at 208-342-3822.
The World Center for Birds of Prey is chock full of discovery rooms, live presentations, exhibits, and more designed to protect and restore rare species through captive breeding and release programs. The learning experience wrapped in the guise of a recreational adventure, encourages awareness and respect for rare or endangered birds of prey. The World Center for Birds of Prey is located at 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane in Boise, Idaho 83709 and can be reached by phone at 208-362-8687.
There are multiple options for taking your young ones out and a bout in Boise, Idaho. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or a relaxing learning experience, there’s something for you and your loved ones to do for fun. Catch a movie, go bowling, explore the museum, tour the gallery, get in touch with the animals, take a walk in the park, and make the memories that will last a lifetime for your and your young companions. Encourage their curiosity. Develop their sense of adventure. Celebrate their quest for education and exploration.
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