Family Activities in Boise

Something for Everyone

There are many family activities to enjoy during your next stay at our hotel in Boise. From sweet candy shops to education museums, these Boise family activities will provide plenty of fun.

Idaho Candy Company

412 South 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702 
(208) 342-5505 
Toll Free: 1-800-8-YUM YUM (800-898-6986) 

Monday-Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm.

Since 1901, this candy factory has offered sweet tooth remedies like Owyhee Butter Toffee, Old Faithful, Prairie Schooner, and Cherry Cocktail candy bars. Enjoy candy sprinkled with sweet nostalgia. Try their famous Idaho Spud bar.

Boise Zoo

355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702

(208) 608-77601

Open Daily: 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Boise Zoo is an excellent place for children to learn about animals, the environment, and conservation. The zoo's menagerie includes sloths, butterflies, and giraffes. Kids will love getting up close and personal with the creatures they love. The zoo also hosts birthday parties for children as well.

Roaring Springs Waterpark

400 W Overland Road, Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 884-884211

Park Hours

Roaring Springs is a thrilling water park with attractions for kids for all ages. Their new attractions include Cliffhanger, where you drop through a trap door for a heart-pounding, nearly vertical plunge. Six stories up, four seconds down! Also new is Corkscrew Cavern, the first 360-degree looping water slide in the entire Northwest.

Discovery Center

131 W Myrtle Street, Boise, ID 83702

(208) 343-98951

Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday, 12:00– 5:00pm

The Discovery Center of Idaho helps kids foster a love of engineering, math, and science. Upcoming exhibitions include Fizzyology, the science behind bubbles, and Launch It!, a scientific celebration of propulsion, featuring Air Cannons, Air Brake Chairs, Tennis Ball Launchers, and much more. With diverse, educational exhibits, kids will love The Discovery Center.