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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.

HOURS

Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed Holidays)
Every Third Saturday (WaterShed Weekends): 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Summer Saturdays 
(June 2 - August 18): 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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 and an augmented reality sandbox! 

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. Groups of 10 or more people must make a reservation at least two weeks in advance for free lessons and tours. Lessons are conducted on-site, at the nearby Boise River and ponds, or Hyatt Wetlands.