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

  • The Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
  • The grounds will remain open every day, from dawn to dusk.
  • License desk available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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  • Four MKNC Lessons Available ONLINE

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 11:07 AM MDT
    Four of our most popular programs / presentations have been converted to movie files for your enjoyment. These presentations are designed for elementary-aged students. The Nature Center Grounds (fish viewing windows, garden, paths and bridges) are open. If you visit, PLEASE use social distancing guidelines to protect yourself and other visitors.
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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