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

January 20th to March 4th  2018:

  • Tuesday-Friday 10 am -4 pm
  • Monday Closed
  • Sat and Sun Closed
  • CLOSED: 
    Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Day

March 5 to November 3rd 2018:

  • Tuesday-Friday 9 am-5 pm
  • Monday Closed
  • Saturday and Sunday 11 am-5 pm
  • CLOSED: 
    Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Day

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



  • Mink Play at MK Nature Center

    Friday, June 29, 2018 - 4:49 PM MDT
    A family of mink take up residence at the Nature Center.    
  • MK Nature Center Seeks 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Member

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:03 AM MDT
    The MK Nature Center in partnership with the Friends of MK Nature Center is proud to announce that our AmeriCorps Member position  is open for 2018-2019. This valuable member of our team helps in the day-to-day operations of our education and outreach program.
  • Spring Wildlife Celebration is at the MK Nature Center in Boise on April 28

    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:51 AM MDT
    Idaho Fish and Game invites people to join in a fun and educational Spring Wildlife Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28  at the MK Nature Center at 600 S. Walnut St. in Boise. This family-friendly event provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about Idaho’s amazing wildlife. Admission is $3 per person, ages three and over.
  • MK Nature Center hosts native plant sale April 28

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:37 PM MDT
    The annual native plant sale will be Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MK Nature Center at 600 S. Walnut St. in Boise. Sponsored by the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, the sale offers gardeners  an opportunity to buy native plants for their landscaping projects.  
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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.