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 9 am to 5pm
  • Sat. & Sun 11 am to 5 pm


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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Young Mule deer in the MKNC
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  • Join the fun and learn about wildlife at the MK Nature Center's Spring Wildlife Event on April 27

    Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 4:18 PM MDT
    You are invited to the Idaho Fish and Game Morrison Knudsen Nature Center’s annual Spring Wildlife Celebration Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly event costs $3 per person, ages three and over, and includes fun, hands-on activities geared toward youth. 
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    Free Parking Donations-Thanks Volunteers!

    Monday, December 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM MST
    Nature Center Volunteers stood out in the parking lot on cold nights asking BSU football fans for parking donations! BSU fans responded generously and we thank all those involved for your support of the MK Nature Center. Go Broncos!
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    Bird Seed Sale Thank You

    Monday, December 24, 2018 - 9:55 AM MST
    Thank you to all our volunteers, supporters, and customers for making the 2018 Bird Seed Sale a success. The money raised from this event helps us run the Nature Center! If you missed it, we have a few bags of seed left. Winter is an uncrowded and beautiful time to visit! Hope to see you here in 2019.
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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