MK Nature Center
Boise, Idaho
1-800-84-IDAHO (1-800-844-3246)
Stream Window Alpine Lake
MK Nature Center in Boise, Idaho.
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The MK Nature Center is a sample of wild Idaho. The mountain stream with its logjams and waterfall, the wetlands pond circled with willows and cattails, and the high desert garden with sagebrush and other native plants represent major ecosystems in the state. Trout, whitefish, kokanee, ducks, geese, great blue herons, songbirds, and mink are just some of the wildlife that live here.

The Center is open from sunrise to sunset, every day of the year. Although there is no admission fee, donations are gratefully accepted, and support many worthy Nature Center projects that might go unfunded otherwise. Donation boxes are located inside the Visitor Center and on the outside path. The Morrison Knudsen Nature Center offers a unique wildlife experience on a 4.6-acre site along the Boise River Greenbelt. The StreamWalk and Visitor Center provide a glimpse of Idaho's many landscapes and abundant wildlife. Underwater viewing windows along the stream walk give visitors a fish-eye view of the world.

The Nature Center opened in 1990 as a Boise City Celebrations Centennial gift to the State of Idaho. It was developed by the Idaho Department of Fish & Game, with help from volunteers and donations from private individuals and corporations, such as Morrison-Knudsen.
Location information:

General Location: 600 South Walnut in Boise.
Directions: From Interstate 84:
Take the US-20/US-26/BROADWAY AVE exit, exit number 54. Turn NORTH onto US-20 W/US-26 W/BROADWAY AVE. Turn EAST onto PARK BLVD. Take PARK BLVD to WALNUT ST. (Be sure to be in the second lane from the left because this is the only lane that will allow you to stay on PARK BLVD). Turn SOUTH on WALNUT ST and look for MK Nature Center signs.
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Stream Walk Tours
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Open sunrise to sunset every day. Follow the interpretive trail through the Nature Center and see the stream and underwater viewing windows. This is our signature program. Wildlife educators instruct students about Idaho wildlife and the importance of habitat in a short classroom session coupled with a guided walk along the Nature Center path that follows our man-made stream. Also be sure to check out our Specialized programs below. Call to schedule a program: (208) 287-2906 OR (208) 334-2225. Cost: $1.50 per student. Checks should be made out to the Idaho Department of Fish & Game. Time: Program lasts up to 1.5 hours.

Visitor Center
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Visitor Center Building Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Self-Guided Group tours
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If you want to bring a group, but don't need a tour leader, please call in advance to let us know you 're coming. Your call will help avoid conflicts with other groups and ensure a pleasant visit. There is no charge for unguided groups, but we encourage donations. Please call (208) 287-2906 OR 334-2225.

Specialized Programs
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Specialized Programs Looking for something a little different? Consider our custom program offerings. These programs feature hands-on activities on a variety of subjects, including owl pellets, aquatic insects and fish, composting, native plants, and more. Call to schedule a program: (208) 287-2906 OR (208) 334-2225. Cost: $2.00 per student.

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