The Boise WaterShed features high-tech exhibits that use humor to entertain, science to amaze and visuals to personalize exhibits. The computer touchscreens are like playing video games to learn about water. The messages of conservation and stewardship are emulated through captivating works of art in and around the center. A free art podcast tour is available for check-out. The Library resource center features books, videos and teacher kits available for loan. Young children will enjoy the Kids Corner with games, puppets and coloring sheets. Visitors may drop in to explore the exhibit hall, library, artwork and waterwise garden during the hours of 9:30-4:30. Groups of 10 or more people must sign up two weeks in advance for a guided exhibit hall tour, wastewater treatment plant tour, or hands-on lesson or tour for PreK - college age students. To make a reservation, call (208) 608-7300. Every third Saturday of each month the exhibit hall, theater, and library are open from 10:00 to 12:00 with special programs and a wastewater treatment plant tour. FREE admission! No pre-registration required unless indicated. Please call (208)608-7300 for more information.


11818 West Joplin Road Boise, ID 83714


The Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center is down the hill from Hewlett Packard. Take Chinden Blvd. until you get to the street where Cloverdale turns into Joplin Road. Turn onto West Joplin Road and go down the hill until you see the Boise WaterShed sign at Ancill Drive. Turn left onto Ancill Drive and follow the road until you see the Boise WaterShed facility straight ahead. There are several places to park and all parking is free.

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Garden City

Street Address

11818 W Joplin Rd
Boise ID, 83714

Mailing Address

11818 W Joplin Rd
Boise ID, 83714


All Year


Monday - Friday 9:30-4:30 Closed Major Holidays Select Third Saturdays of each Month 10-12




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