***The current COVID-19 situation has caused our zoo to temporarily close it's doors and stop our outreach programs. In doing so, this has caused all of our funding, income, and food donations to come to a sudden halt. We are in need of YOUR help now as a community to keep us and the animals we care for a float during this hard time. Asking for donations, monetary or food, is the last thing we wanted to do during this time as we recognize it's hard for everyone, not just us. We would love to keep the animals well fed, and the lights on for the temporary time we aren't allowed to educate you through interaction about us and our story!

Every last penny will help us! If you would like to leave an in-person donation of fresh greens, fruits, vegetables, old freezer meat, rodents or rabbits, or monetary, we ask that you leave it at our doorstep, and then notify us via text, call, email or facebook message. We cannot thank our community enough and the people who have already reached out, donated, volunteered to help, etc.

Idaho Reptile Zoo

Idaho Reptile Zoo is a federal and state recognized 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education through interaction.

We are home to more than 200 animals at any given time at our rescue and education center, and provide permanent homes to rescues and rehabilitation animals alike.  We are located in Nampa, Idaho and offer educational outreach programs throughout the Treasure Valley

Beast, our blue tegu

About Our Team

Idaho Reptile Zoo relies solely on volunteers and donations to keep the animals happy and healthy

Our volunteer program allows us to participate in large community events such as Kid and Pet Expos, as well as hosting large feeding and adoption events at our facility.  We strive for hands-on educational shows that are fun for all ages

Our Mission and Animal Ambassadors

Our mission is to bring education to the public through interaction! Through generous donations and amazing animal
ambassadors, we can bring the hands-on to YOU.

Our facility is home to hundreds of rescues, adoptable animals and even some avian counterparts alike!  We work closely with the Department of Agriculture and Idaho Fish and Game to make sure that no animal in need gets looked past.  This allows us to be a permanent home to invasive as well as illegal species here in Idaho, and educate the public on these animals as well.  Our mascot, Beast the Blue tegu, our team of Burmese pythons, and Harriet, our Salmon Pink Birdeater tarantula, are all just a small part of our animal team of educators to bring everyone the knowledge on these amazing creatures, as well as the hands on approach to conquering your fears of these truly stunning animals. Who's ready to meet the entire ambassador crew?!

Looking to add an animal ambassador of your own?  Check out our adoptions page for the selection of rescues we have available for forever homes.

Looking to book us?  Have questions?

The easiest way to book a show or a birthday party is through our Facebook page booking tab!  Additional questions? Need more information? Want to know how to donate? Contact us here!   


Our Future

Idaho Reptile Zoo is growing fast!  We cannot thank the community enough for over 10 years of support. 

Our mission is to open Idaho's first Reptile Zoo and Education Center.  Our future involves a large indoor and outdoor facility where the general public can interact with reptiles, arachnids, birds and amphibians alike.  In addition to visiting our adoption center, our future store will be the go-to spot for supplies and food for exotic pets!  Our non-profit is run on grants and donations, and we want YOU to be a part of our journey!