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Idaho State Museum

610 N. Julia Davis Dr., Boise, ID

Phone:
1-(208)-334-2120

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Upcoming Events

Summer Camp: Boomtown!

Children, Education, Summer Camp, Museum

What makes a community? Explore the people, places, and history that make Idaho great! Campers will engage with Idaho’s cultures, traditions, architecture, recreation and more through hands-on activities, museum exploration, and play. Minimum 10 and Maximum 20 students per week. Monday-Friday or Daily option 9 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Daily rate: $40 Weekly rate: $180, $160 for Members Campers will need to bring their own snacks and a bag lunch for each day of camp. We will explore the Museum as well as the outdoors in Julia Davis Park so please have campers dress appropriately for the weather. More information on camps, including necessary forms and documentation will be e-mailed to attendees after registration. Cancellation/Refund Policy Cancellations received two weeks prior to camp dates will be refunded in full. Cancellations with less than two weeks’ notice will be not be refunded. Any questions please contact Education staff.

Information:

• Mon 7/15/19 - Fri 7/19/19 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Summertime Stories

Family/Child (Books)

Join us for a story and activity time for children Pre-K-2nd grade and their caregivers. A different theme will be explored each week that highlights the stories and people of Idaho. Tue 6/25/19 at 10:30am-11am We Live in Boise read by author Elizabeth McKetta Tue 7/2/19 at 10:30am-11am Different? Same! Tue 7/9/19 at 10:30am-11am Bird Watch Tue 7/16/19 at 10:30am-11am Mailing May Tue 7/23/19 at 10:30am-11am Mapping Sam Tue 7/30/19 at 10:30am-11am A River Tue 8/6/19 at 10:30am-11am Old MacDonald Had a Truck Tue 8/13/19 at 10:30am-11am The Most Magnificent Thing

Information:
208-334-2120

• Tue 7/23/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Summertime Stories

Family/Child (Books)

Join us for a story and activity time for children Pre-K-2nd grade and their caregivers. A different theme will be explored each week that highlights the stories and people of Idaho. *No registration required *Free with purchased admission

Information:

• Tue 7/23/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Camp: Get to Know Idaho!

Summer Camp, Children, Education, Museum

Who are the people who make up a community? Campers will learn about Idahoans that made our state great and defined history. Come experience first-hand the roles of innovators, explorers, artists, scientists and more! Through hands-on activities, games, and museum exploration, students will be inspired to make history and change the world. Minimum 10 and Maximum 20 students per week. Monday-Friday or Daily option 9 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Daily rate: $40 Weekly rate: $180, $160 for Members Campers will need to bring their own snacks and a bag lunch for each day of camp. We will explore the Museum as well as the outdoors in Julia Davis Park so please have campers dress appropriately for the weather. More information on camps, including necessary forms and documentation will be e-mailed to attendees after registration. Cancellation/Refund Policy Cancellations received two weeks prior to camp dates will be refunded in full. Cancellations with less than two weeks’ notice will be not be refunded. Any questions please contact Education staff.

Information:

• Mon 7/22/19 - Fri 7/26/19 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Summertime Stories

Family/Child (Books)

Join us for a story and activity time for children Pre-K-2nd grade and their caregivers. A different theme will be explored each week that highlights the stories and people of Idaho. *No registration required *Free with purchased admission

Information:

• Tue 7/30/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Summertime Stories

Family/Child (Books)

Join us for a story and activity time for children Pre-K-2nd grade and their caregivers. A different theme will be explored each week that highlights the stories and people of Idaho. Tue 6/25/19 at 10:30am-11am We Live in Boise read by author Elizabeth McKetta Tue 7/2/19 at 10:30am-11am Different? Same! Tue 7/9/19 at 10:30am-11am Bird Watch Tue 7/16/19 at 10:30am-11am Mailing May Tue 7/23/19 at 10:30am-11am Mapping Sam Tue 7/30/19 at 10:30am-11am A River Tue 8/6/19 at 10:30am-11am Old MacDonald Had a Truck Tue 8/13/19 at 10:30am-11am The Most Magnificent Thing

Information:
208-334-2120

• Tue 7/30/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Camp: History Makers

Summer Camp, Children, Education, Museum

How can we learn from the past to affect change in the future? Investigate stories of people in Idaho who made a difference in the past, and work to create a piece of art that informs and inspires the next generation. By exploring our community and its needs, campers will create, problem solve, and take action to inspire change that is important to them. Minimum 10 and Maximum 20 students per week. Monday-Friday or Daily option 9 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Daily rate: $40 Weekly rate: $180, $160 for Members Campers will need to bring their own snacks and a bag lunch for each day of camp. We will explore the Museum as well as the outdoors in Julia Davis Park so please have campers dress appropriately for the weather. More information on camps, including necessary forms and documentation will be e-mailed to attendees after registration. Cancellation/Refund Policy Cancellations received two weeks prior to camp dates will be refunded in full. Cancellations with less than two weeks’ notice will be not be refunded. Any questions please contact Education staff.

Information:

• Mon 7/29/19 - Fri 8/2/19 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Summertime Stories

Family/Child (Books)

Join us for a story and activity time for children Pre-K-2nd grade and their caregivers. A different theme will be explored each week that highlights the stories and people of Idaho. Tue 6/25/19 at 10:30am-11am We Live in Boise read by author Elizabeth McKetta Tue 7/2/19 at 10:30am-11am Different? Same! Tue 7/9/19 at 10:30am-11am Bird Watch Tue 7/16/19 at 10:30am-11am Mailing May Tue 7/23/19 at 10:30am-11am Mapping Sam Tue 7/30/19 at 10:30am-11am A River Tue 8/6/19 at 10:30am-11am Old MacDonald Had a Truck Tue 8/13/19 at 10:30am-11am The Most Magnificent Thing

Information:
208-334-2120

• Tue 8/6/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Summertime Stories

Family/Child (Books)

Join us for a story and activity time for children Pre-K-2nd grade and their caregivers. A different theme will be explored each week that highlights the stories and people of Idaho. *No registration required *Free with purchased admission

Information:

• Tue 8/6/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Summertime Stories

Family/Child (Books)

Join us for a story and activity time for children Pre-K-2nd grade and their caregivers. A different theme will be explored each week that highlights the stories and people of Idaho. Tue 6/25/19 at 10:30am-11am We Live in Boise read by author Elizabeth McKetta Tue 7/2/19 at 10:30am-11am Different? Same! Tue 7/9/19 at 10:30am-11am Bird Watch Tue 7/16/19 at 10:30am-11am Mailing May Tue 7/23/19 at 10:30am-11am Mapping Sam Tue 7/30/19 at 10:30am-11am A River Tue 8/6/19 at 10:30am-11am Old MacDonald Had a Truck Tue 8/13/19 at 10:30am-11am The Most Magnificent Thing

Information:
208-334-2120

• Tue 8/13/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Summertime Stories

Family/Child (Books)

Join us for a story and activity time for children Pre-K-2nd grade and their caregivers. A different theme will be explored each week that highlights the stories and people of Idaho. *No registration required *Free with purchased admission

Information:

• Tue 8/13/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Sacajawea’s Capture and the History of the Early West

Community Event, Talks/Lectures, Living History

Enjoy a free presentation at the Idaho State Museum by Elizabeth Fenn, Pulitzer Prize winner and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. In this illustrated slide-lecture, Fenn uses the circumstances of Sacajawea’s capture to illuminate a deeper history of the northern plains and Rockies. Fenn discusses indigenous warfare, hunting techniques, environmental conditions, horse-borne interactions, and plains power dynamics as they pertained to a one-month period of Sacajawea’s life. This lecture makes the deep history of the West accessible to broad audiences. Thursday, August 15, 6:00 P.M. Doors open at 5:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Idaho State Museum, Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee, and Boise State University Department of History.

Information:

• Thu 8/15/19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM