Education, Inspiration, Conservation

We are proud to be a
Non-Profit Organization.

The Aquarium of Boise is a registered 501 (c)3 non profit organization. The Aquarium of Boise is operated and governed by our Board of Directors, Executive Director, Staff Biologists and Aquarists, Reptile Specialists and supported by community volunteers.

The Aquarium of Boise is compliant with regulatory agencies, which include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture's (APHIS program) and the Idaho Humane Society.

About Us

Our Mission

We strive to enhance the quality of life for all terrestrial and aquatic animals by teaching and inspiring people of all ages to better understand, care for, and conserve all life on our planet to ensure a greater future for us all.

Our 10,000 square foot facility houses over 35,000 gallons of saltwater and over 250 different species of animals and marine life. Our collection includes animals that do not live in the ocean, but have come from local donations from the community. These animals include iguanas, freshwater turtles and fish, snakes and lizards. We do accept animals, but only within the guidelines and rules of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

our experts


Say hello to a few of the experts who help maintain the Aquarium of Boise.

Nathan Hall

Head Biologist

Mike Rosales