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Out of an abundance of caution and to help reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19, the Boise WaterShed Education Center is temporarily closed. In the meantime, please explore our virtual learning resources by following the link below.

Facility is Temporarily Closed as of 11/23/2020


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Learning Resources at Home

Find learning resources for home - from story time, worksheets and teacher resources - on our WaterShed At Home page.

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Located at the West Boise Water Renewal Facility, the Boise WaterShed introduces you to water protection and conservation through hands-on exhibits and the largest concentration of public art in the state of Idaho! 

The Boise WaterShed is a partnership between the Boise Public Works Department and the non-profit organization, Boise WaterShed Exhibits, Inc.


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River Campus


The 2-acre outdoor River Campus simulates a journey through our watershed from the headwaters to the Snake River using public art and a simulated Boise River water feature in a park-like setting.  Children can crawl through a sewer pipe and make nature art in the nature play pockets within the interactive trail.

Education Center

Education Center


The LEED-Certified education center contains more than 15 hands-on exhibits, a library and a theater. Exhibit highlights include a photo booth to capture yourself hovering over a 3D geothermal aquifer.

Events & Activities


Boise WaterShed has determined that in-person field trips for Summer and Fall 2020 are suspended. We encourage you to book a virtual field trip with us!

The Boise WaterShed offers free, year-round activities and events for all ages. Visitors can explore the education center and adjacent river campus during normal business hours.