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Morrison Knudsen Nature Center

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Take a closer look at kokanee salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout and other species as they spawn, hatch eggs, and grow. You can observe all these activities by looking through a series of underwater windows located along the stream at the Boise River Observatory.

Self-guided tours of displays throughout the observatory will explain fish life, aquatic ecology, stream hydraulics, and riverside ecology. Also found within the 4.5 acre observatory are semi-arid habitats, woodlands, and wetlands.

Year-round hours are sunrise to sunset. Admission is free.

Location: PO Box 25, 600 S Walnut, Boise Idaho 83707 Telephone 208-334-2225

Other Science nearby:
(Boise) Boise National Forest
(Boise) Boise River Tours
(Boise) Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
(Boise) Morrison Knudsen Nature Center


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