Idaho Reptile Zoo

Idaho Reptile Zoo, West Overland Road, Boise, ID, USA

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Feed reptile animals all day every day and get up close with tons of alligators!

Hands-on experience to feed reptiles and get up close and personal with lots of cool animals.

What we loved most about the Idaho Reptile Zoo was the hands-on experience with different types of reptiles in a very open space. They have more than 200 animals at their rescue center and have created an education-based activity for the whole family to enjoy.  We got to get up close and personal with snakes, turtles, alligators, crocodiles and many more animals. The mascot at the Idaho Reptile Zoo is Beast the blue tegu and my kids loved meeting this lizard.

My kids really enjoyed feeding the turtles in the turtle pond which doesn't cost anything extra and every 1st of the month they do a large feeding of every animal which takes all day and very fun and educational experience. We were able to enjoy every animal and get done in a little over an hour but you can for sure stay longer! 

The Idaho Reptile Zoo is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., and Sundays from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. Tickets cost $9 for adults, kids 13 and under are $6 (seniors and first responders also pay this amount), and kids three and younger are FREE.

A great local coffee shop across the street is called Awakening and it's so yummy for tea, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, muffins and more. It's located at 10650 W. Overland Road. The hours are Monday through Friday - 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you are looking for a great pizza place, we love Westside Pizza less than 2 blocks away from Idaho Reptile Zoo. They also have some fun games for kids to play after lunch. 


Molly Raymond
Washington, D.C.
Molly Raymond was born and raised in sunny San Diego, Ca but decided to uproot her family and move to Boise, Idaho in 2018. Idaho has been such a great experience for her and her husband Jason and their two young children since they love the outdoors and nature. She has been working for GoGo SqueeZ as the Community Marketing Manager for over 3 years while staying home to take care of her kiddos. Some of their favorite things to do in Idaho are hiking, camping, boating and most of all find hidden Hot Springs around Idaho. One of Molly’s passions is to teach her children to clean up litter so they can learn to protect and take care of the environment.
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