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Kid Friendly in Boise

Posted: Jun. 15th, 2012  |  By Amy Hughes
Idaho Botanical Gardens

Vacationing in Boise with your children this year?  Looking for some activities which will keep them entertained while not driving you crazy at the same time?  Here is a list of some of Boise, Idaho's best kid friendly activities.

Zoo Boise

An 11 acre zoo located in the beautiful Julia Davis Park, Zoo Boise in home to around 200 animals from over 80 different species and has the largest display of birds of prey in the northwest.  During the summer you can see the special exhibit of Butterflies in Bloom, a flower garden which you can stroll through while hundreds of colorful butterflies from Costa Rica fly above and around you. You and your children won't want to miss this zoo!

Idaho Botanical Garden

This living museum is home to many different specialty gardens and is dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of gardening, horticulture and conservation.  Garden features include native and exotic plant communities, theme and display gardens and educational programs.  One of the 25 specialty gardens is the Children's Adventure Garden which features a carnivorous plant display, a "boys on the swing" foundation and a Koi pond with more than 30 large koi.  Kids of all ages will love growing closer to nature at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Discovery Center of Idaho

What child doesn't want to view weather from space, run electricity through their body or tear water apart?  At the Discovery Center of Idaho, your children can do these and many other exciting things.  With numerous scientific and mathematical activities, and a multitude of special event days, you and your children are guaranteed to have loads of fun at the Discovery Center!

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