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The Boise WaterShed is open! 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.


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

child building stick fort


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 splash and build rock dams in the shallow water feature, crawl through sewer pipes, and explore nature play pockets along a trail!

Education Center

children using the sandbox exhibit


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

Events & Activities

woman holding art


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.