Exploration starts at an early age. We love that parents, grandparents, families & friends take the time to explore the world together with their visits to Aquarium of Boise. We support learners, of all ages, with our educational programs as a part of our mission to educate, inspire & conserve. 

The aquarium offers a special group rate admission for school & non-profit groups of 4 or more individuals.

• $8.95/ ea. Adult

• $4.95/ ea. Child

• 2 Free Chaperones

Explore and learn more about the animals while a staff member guides you through the aquarium.

• $8.95/ ea. Adult

• $5.95/ ea. Kid

• 2 Free Chaperones

Our programs have been designed to meet the Idaho Content Standards for Science.

Preschool: Preschool: $45/ class $3 each additional child 2 free chaperones. Maximum of 15 participants.

• Our 5 Senses: Get up close and personal with the aquarium with ALL of our senses!

• Swim, Crawl or Float: We will learn how different ocean animals move through the ocean.

• Bigger or Smaller?: We’ll find out if we’re bigger or smaller than some of animals in the sea.

• “Hey, Where did you go?”: Some animals are experts at hiding! Join us while learn about camouflage.

• “What’s For Breakfast?”: We will learn food chains of the ocean.

• Fantastic Fish: Join us while we learn about some of our favorite fishy characters.

K-6th Grade:

• Shark & Ray Lab: Discover the wonder and diversity of sharks & rays and their unique adaptations.

• Baleen and Tooth Whale Lab: For 3rd graders. Explore the difference between these ocean giants and their toothed cousins in this unique STEM Lab.

• Squid Lab: For K-6th graders. Octopus, squid and cuttlefish have some special features. Explore these curious cephalopods with this Squid Dissection Lab.


Life in the Ocean $60/hour: 

Allow us to bring the aquarium to your classroom! Our educator will give students a visual guided tour discussing the diversity of life in the ocean. Students will have the opportunity to explore and interact with some of the Aquarium’s resident animals. 

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The vaquita is the world's most endangered marine mammal. The vaquita is a small porpoise (which are cousins to whales and dolphins). It is found in a tiny area in the extreme northern Gulf of Mexico, near Baja California, Mexico. There is only one small population, and if the species goes extinct, it will be gone forever. The Aquarium of Boise has partnered with other zoos & aquariums, conservation organization and other government & non government organizations to promote the conservation of this unique marine mammal. For more information go to to learn more about how you can help.

Vaquita Conservation

"Aquarium of Boise partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program to promote sustainable seafood messaging." The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch® program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that's caught or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean, now and for future generations. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid." Learn more at

Seafood Watch

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