Dive into an aquatic wonderland on Boise real estate. At the Aquarium of Boise the magic of the ocean comes to life. Key exhibits are eye pleasing and educational with the institute focusing on a message of conservation and awareness. Guests meander through a whirlwind of sights and colors, meeting creatures of the sea and learning about their quirky behaviors and their habitats.

Sharks are undoubtedly one of the most mesmerizing beasts of the deep. In the Shark and Puffer Exhibit these majestic beings glide around their enclosure. Black Tip Reef Sharks coexist with the Mappa Puffer Fish. Nearby in the Shark and Ray Pool explorers get hands on by feeding bat rays and tolerant shark species. In the Shark Nursery displayed eggs may be hatching for lucky observers. Although the Amazon is far away from Boise real estate their creatures are easily spotted here. South American freshwater fish such as the Peacock Bass and Red-tailed Catfish intermix with Motoro Stingrays and Cichlids in the Amazon Exhibit. Tide Pools brim with activity. Gentle hands explore the textures of Sea Stars, Sea Urchins and even a Spanish Lobster.

Birds of a Color Delight Families Living in Boise

Other areas of the building focus on critters thriving on land and in the air. Fans of the creeping and crawling spend loads of time in the Reptile House. Pay attention to detail and see how many camouflaging lizards, snakes, chameleons and geckos can be found. Feathered friends provide a burst of color as they stretch their wings in the Aviary.

Sea loving landlubbers living in Boise should consider purchasing an annual membership. Membership packages vary and feature unlimited admission. Season pass discounts apply for students, military members and seniors. The Aquarium of Boise is open seven days a week so spur of the moment trips are a must. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m.