MK Nature Center

The Idaho Fish and Game MK 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.


Visitor Center
and Gift Shop

  • Tue-Fri building hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sat and Sun 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays


Features and Amenities


The MKNC is located between Municipal Park and the Boise Greenbelt. The Center is not obvious from the road - it is situated behind the Fish and Game Headquarters building on Walnut Street.


Great Blue Heron
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Red fox on the StreamWalk
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Joe Peterson
Young Mule deer in the MKNC
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© Tony Attanasio



  • kids looking for insects in the creek by the MK Nature Center

    Salmon and Steelhead Days comes to MK Nature Center on Sept. 4-6

    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:57 PM MDT
    The event celebrates Idaho’s anadromous fish by involving fifth grade students in hands-on learning about salmon and steelhead.  Over the course of the three-day educational event, nearly 2,300 students from southwest Idaho will participate in a day of hands-on learning. This year’s event will host 80 classes from 34 schools.
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    MK Nature Center hosts unveiling of first day of issue of USPS frog stamps

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 2:32 PM MDT
    Representatives from Idaho Fish and Game, the U.S. Postal Service, City of Boise and others gathered before a full audience at the MK Nature Center to unveil a series of four stamps representing American frogs at a First Day of Issue Stamp Dedication on July 9 in Boise. 
  • Northern Leopard frog on grass January 1980

    MK Nature Center hosting "First Day of Issue" ceremony for U.S. Postal Service

    Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:28 AM MDT
    For Idaho stamp collectors and frog enthusiasts, July 9 is a great day to be in Boise at the Idaho Fish and Game Morrison Knudsen Nature Center. The department is hosting an upcoming "First Day of Issue" ceremony for the United States Postal Service’s Frogs Forever stamps. This ceremony represents the national release of this set of new stamps.
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600 South Walnut
Boise, Idaho 83712
Phone: (208) 334-2225
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We love dogs, but thank you for leaving your dog safely at home while you visit us.


MK Nature Center

600 S Walnut Street
BOISE, ID 83707