For Schools and Teachers

Field Trips to the Basque Museum

The Basque Museum offers a variety of experiences for teachers and their students to come learn about Basque history and culture. Tours cover Idaho State Standards such as Idaho History, Immigration, and Social Studies subjects.  The museum is also proud to now offer Workshops, exploring topics more in depth with hands on activities. You can find all the information you need to book your tour in the School Tour Request Form below.

To request a school trip to the Basque Museum, please complete the School Tour Request Form and email it to or send by mail to:

Basque Museum & Cultural Center, 611 Grove St, Boise, Idaho 83702

School Tour Request Form

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Education Programs Specialist at 208-343-1848 or email at


Basque Market School Lunches

Fieldtrip to the Basque Museum?  Allow the Basque Market to provide flavors and aromas from the Basque country to enrich your student’s experience. Located just across the street from the Basque Museum, the Basque Market is both a convenient and delicious way to enrich your Basque Block experience.

Individual School Lunches: $5

Includes 1/2 sandwich, 3 croquetas, and grapes. Sandwich choices: Chorizo Pamplona, Olive Tapenade, or Roasted Solomo (pork loin).

Add a bottle of water: $1

*Please inform the Basque Market of any food allergies

Phone: 208-433-1208


Education Trunks: Hands-on Experience!

Check out “Foreign Land: My New Life in Idaho” trunk for in-class or at-home learning!

Our traveling trunks are filled with great ways to learn about Basque culture, including dance costumes, musical instruments, an Ikurrinna (Basque flag), sports items, books, CDs, and more. The trunk is great for 4th graders who are learning about Idaho history, and fulfills Idaho Social Studies standards. The trunk has many items that persons of all ages would enjoy.

  • The fee is $25 for a maximum two-week check-out. Fee must be paid by borrower at time of check-out (check or credit card).
  • If the trunk has to be shipped to a location outside Boise, Idaho, all shipping fees are to be paid in advance by the borrower. A valid street address, phone number, email and responsible party fiscal guarantee will be required for this transaction to occur.
  • Borrower assumes full responsibility for replacement costs of damaged or lost items. Am inventory sheet will be completed at both check-out and check-in of education trunk.

To check out a trunk, please arrange with a call to the Museum’s Education Coordinator at 208-343-1848. Reservations can also be made by emailing
       *Note: You will need a larger vehicle that can hold this trunk.

Presentations and Special-Focus Courses

Contact the Museum if you wish a staff member to present to your school or organization, either on- or off-site. Do you want to bring your students to the Museum for a focused lesson, such as music or dance or language? Call us at 208-343-1848 to develop a great lesson.

In an effort to provide more educational resources to the Basque Museum & Cultural Center’s website, we will periodically be adding presentations that let you learn about a specific topic on your own time, or even show the presentation at an event or program to better preserve, promote & perpetuate the Basque history and culture.

If you would like to see a presentation on a specific topic, please contact us.

Below is a list of presentations available online (be sure to check back often as we will be continually adding to the list)

30 Minute Art Walk – Downtown Boise

After Your Visit
  • Ask follow-up questions!
  • Encourage independent follow-up visits.
  • Task your students with website searches to further their learning about Basque history, culture, or language.
  • Create an art project from topics learned during your visit, or as an extended study.
  • Please send us emails, drawings, pictures, or essays/papers!
  • Tell your friends and family about our Museum, and then bring them back!
  • Contact us if you have ideas, suggestions, or more questions.


Smithsonian Learning Lab

The Basque Museum has a wide range of online resources available for teachers and families to learn more about different subjects about Basque history and culture. These resources are available through the Smithsonian Learning Lab.  Click on the link below to explore what the museum has to offer on subjects such as Basque food, music, and sports.

Smithsonian Learning Lab: Basque Museum Homepage

Smithsonian Learning Lab: Basque Food 

Smithsonian Learning Lab: Basque Music and Dance

Smithsonian Learning Lab: Basque Sports