in Boise, ID (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

Basque Museum and Cultural Center

611 Grove St
Boise, ID 83702   Directions

(208) 343-2671


The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibit from Ellis Island in New York City landed at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise. Explore exhibits and attractions showcasing the Basque immigrants from the Spanish Basque Region that made the capital city their home, making them renowned for their hard work and perseverance.

Boise Art Museum

670 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702   Directions

(208) 345-8330


Bam! The Boise Art Museum serves up piping hot permanent art installations and attractions like the Comics at Crossroads exhibit rendering decades of comics, the Full Circle exhibit honoring a universal symbol, and Catherine Courtenaye exhibit of colorful abstracts lettered with Victorian penmanship and quotes.

Discovery Center of Idaho

131 Myrtle St
Boise, ID 83702   Directions

(208) 343-9895


The Discovery Center of Idaho is spinning out of control at its "Gyrations" Exhibit. Watch the spinning, rotating, and orbiting gyrations teach you how the forces are used to create interactive video games. Spend the day learning at this fun and educational, hands-on scientific attraction. Enjoy lunch at the Scientific Café and find souvenirs at the Science Store.

Idaho Black History Museum

508 E Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702   Directions

(208) 789-2164


Marin Luther King, Mother Theresa and Ann Frank all have powerful portrait paintings on display at the Idaho Black History Museum. Discover traveling exhibits that focus on building bridges between cultures of all American ethnicities, with a special interest in telling the stories of African-Americans in Idaho.

Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712   Directions

(208) 343-8649


Have a blooming good time exploring nature's most colorful attractions at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Meander through a colorful and fragrant living museum that's in bloom with an Herb Garden, Foothills Native Plant Garden, Children's Adventure Garden, Carnivorous Plant Collection, Mediterranean Garden, Summer Succulent Garden and more never-ending blooms than you can imagine.

Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology

2455 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712   Directions

(208) 368-9876


Mine rocks, minerals and fossils at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, located next to the Old Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho's Historical District. Unearth 4.6 billion years of earth stories at the Mysterious Deep Time Room Exhibit. Pocket rocks from the Geo Store souvenir gift shop and check out events like the Rock Party.

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