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The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center (JHFLC) is situated in the heart of the Boise foothills, surrounded by native sagebrush steppe ecosystem and a diverse assortment of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and amphibians.

Annually, the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center serves over 10,000 students and community members, offering environmental education programs designed to ignite interest in natural resources, science, and Idaho's cultural and ecological heritage.

In addition to education programs, JHFLC houses the City of Boise's Foothills Open Space Division and the Ridge to Rivers Program. Together, all of these programs are working to protect our foothills and keep them accessible to the community.

The JHFLC site offers a Native Plant Garden, Self-Led Story Trail, and a picnic area, while the building has two classrooms used for field trips, community programs, and facility rentals.

Lesson Information


Grounds open daily, year round from sunrise to sunset.

Building is open Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Closed Legal Holidays)