Between June 1 and Sept. 30, people between the ages of 12 and 61 will pay $10 to enter Zoo Boise.
That's a $3 increase over the current admission fee, which the zoo last raised in October 2008, zoo director Steve Burns said.
Anyone who's 62 or older will pay $8 - a $4 increase. The zoo also is lowering the age threshold for charging children by one year. Instead of letting 3-year-olds and younger in free, only kids 2 and under will now be allowed free admission. Children ages 3-11 will pay $7 instead of the $4.25 fee charged to 4- to 11-year-olds since 2008, Burns said.
After Sept. 30, he said, prices will return to their current levels. The seasonal increase will return in future years.
With the additional cost come some additional benefits, Burns said.
Zoo Boise will allow visitors free admission to the butterfly exhibit, which traditionally had an extra $1 charge, he said. The zoo also plans to bring in a dinosaur exhibit as a summer attraction.