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 email@example.com or mail to Idaho State Museum Attn: Education 610 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, ID 83702
Planning your Summer Visit
The Idaho State Museum does not offer facilitated field trips from June-August to allow staff to facilitate summer camps and family programming. If groups are interested in scheduling a self-guided visit during the summer months, they must request a date and time two weeks in advance of their visit. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for our group rate ($4.00 per child, $9 per adult). We always require children under age 16 to be supervised by an adult, therefore for self-guided group visits, we require one adult for every 5 students. If you have any questions, please contact the education staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Your Field 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.