Idaho State Museum
Idaho State Museum-Come experience the Idaho story and learn about the land and its people.
*Please email all completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Idaho State Museum Attn: Education 610 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, ID 83702
Planning Your Trip
For more information, please contact the museum education team at email@example.com or call 208-780-5188
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Experience 101 years of Idaho history, discover the places inmates lived and worked, and see how prison systems changed over time.
Guided Tour Program (4th Grade – College)
Students will experience the Old Idaho Penitentiary with the help of a volunteer guide. You will navigate through cell houses and the forgotten lives of inmates. Learn about prison pets, the youngest/oldest inmates and get a rare chance to go inside the gallows!
Please make school group reservations at least one month prior to visiting. Reservations are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
Admission Fee: Educational group discount is $2 for students and adult chaperones. You must make prior arrangements to receive this discount.
For programs in April or May, please call as soon as possible. Dress for an outdoor experience and wear comfortable, practical walking shoes!
Self-Guided Program (all ages)
Explore historic cell houses with your group! You can access exhibits throughout the site, and even find your way into a solitary confinement cell!
Even though your group does not require a guide, you should still make your reservation by calling in advance. Educational group discount is $2 for students and adult chaperones. You must make prior arrangements to receive this discount.
For more information or to schedule your group, call (208) 334-2844.
Idaho State Archives
Interested in a tour? We can show students of all ages how to best utilize resources in the Research Center, or guide their exploration of the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit and its many historical pieces. We recommend tour groups be limited to 15-20 people at a time. Please call or email to set up an appointment.
Historic Franklin Properties
The interpretive exhibits in the Hatch and Doney houses and Relic Hall serve schools, travelers, family reunions, and other events held in southern Idaho and northern Utah. This site is managed through a community partnership with the Franklin Pioneer Association.
Cost per student and adult chaperone is $0.50. Contact Susan Bodredo at (208) 646-2290 to schedule a field trip.
Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite
Visitors can still view the Rock Creek Store building, Stricker home, reconstructed summer house, and the Rock Creek Interpretive Center. The site features hands-on learning through special events and interpretive exhibits.
Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite are owned by the Idaho State Historical Society and managed cooperatively with the Friends of Stricker, Inc.
Cost per student is $0.50. Teachers and adult chaperones are free with some restrictions. Contact Judy Robinson at (208) 423-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a field trip.
Ray Knight Memorial Scholarship
The deadline for the 2018-2019 Ray Knight Memorial Scholarship has CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who applied! We will be notifying recipients shortly. Check back here for the 2019-2020 application and dates in Fall 2019!
Need help paying for your class field trip? We will be accepting applications this fall for the Ray Knight Memorial Scholarship, which provides opportunities for students that normally would not be able to visit our site the chance to experience the Old Idaho Penitentiary through funding for field trip costs. The scholarships can apply to field trips to the Old Idaho Penitentiary, Rock Creek/Stricker Ranch site in Hansen, Idaho, Franklin site in Franklin, Idaho, and the new Idaho State Museum! Call us at (208) 334-2844 for more information on this scholarship opportunity.
The Ray Knight Scholarship is a memorial for a volunteer who gave many years of service to the Old Idaho Penitentiary and loved sharing the history of the site with school groups.
Our goal is to make sure all kids engage in and understand Idaho’s rich history!