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Outdoor River Campus with kids playing in the water


Pricing and Hours

The WaterShed indoor exhibit hall will be closed for renovations as we transform into the nation's first water and climate education center, but you can still visit us to explore our outdoor play areas!

View our Program Overview page to see our limited programming available during renovations.

The outdoor river campus is open during normal business hours, Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and every Saturday this summer (June 8 - August 10) from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Getting Here

The WaterShed is located at 11818 W. Joplin Road in Boise, ID, near the intersection of Chinden Blvd. and Cloverdale. Use Entrance B (Ancell Avenue) into the West Boise Water Renewal Facility.

Free parking is available in our visitor parking lot.

Driving Instructions

Bus Routes 
Route 8X has a bus stop within walking distance to the WaterShed.

Bike the Greenbelt
There is no direct access from the greenbelt, however N. Garrett Street in Garden City connects to Chinden Blvd. Bikers will need to access Joplin Road from W Chinden Blvd.
Bike parking is available in front of the education center.


The WaterShed welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. Please alert staff of any special assistance needed in advance of your visit so we are best able to serve you.