The Idaho State Museum offers guided tours to adult groups on a call-ahead basis. Please contact the museum at least two weeks in advance to book a guided tour with a staff member or volunteer. Due to heavy visitation on weekends, guided tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. The maximum guided tour size is 20 people. If more than 20 people are in the group, the group will be split into multiple concurrent tours.
Adult guided tours at the Idaho State Museum are centered on interpretation and discussion. Due to the density of content and the interactive components of this museum, guided tours highlight select artifacts on display. It is the goal of museum guides to spark curiosity about Idaho topics, connect the past to the present, and help visitors make connections to stories in Idaho history. The duration of guided tours is 45 minutes. We strongly encourage tour groups to explore the museum at their own pace after the tour ends.
To book a guided tour at the Idaho State Museum, please call (208) 780-5185.