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The Boise WaterShed is open! We're excited to welcome you back! The following safety measures are in place in the exhibit hall and outdoor river campus to help reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19:

  • Face masks are required on all guests age 2 and older in the exhibit hall.
  • Face masks are not required outside in the river campus, unless participating in a program or within 6 feet of other guests.
  • Physical distancing between groups is required.
  • Staff will clean touched surfaces frequently throughout the day.
  • Field trips will be limited to 30 students.

Additionally, some events will require free tickets to keep event attendance below 50 people. Check the Calendar for details. 

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.


Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Third Saturday of each month 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays
Free Admission

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


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.