School Programs

A tour of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is an enriching experience for everyone, especially students from Idaho and the Western United States. Special school tours of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center can be arranged for any age group.

Please contact the Museum to schedule a tour.

For more information on group tours, please visit our Group Tours page.

Presentations from the Basque Museum & Cultural Center

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center often has presentations and lectures with varying topics.  These have included everything from the “Bombing of Gernika” to “San Inazio for Beginners” and many in between.  For a schedule of events/presentations/lectures, check out our Events Page


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)

Basque Musical Instruments

30 Minute Art Walk – Downtown Boise

School Groups
A tour of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is an enriching experience for everyone, especially students from Idaho and the Western United States. Special school tours of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center can be arranged for any age group.

Please contact the Museum to schedule a tour.

For more information on group tours, please visit our Group Tours page.

Traveling Education Trunks

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center has special resources for teachers, such as educational trunks, that can be used off-site!
Our trunks are packed with various items to help you teach students about Basque history and culture, such as costumes, musical instruments, and lesson plans.
These resourcs provide easy ways for stuens to have hands-on learning where culture comes alive in the classroom.

If you are interested in using a trunk, please contact the Basque Museum at 208-343-2671.

RESERVATION PROCESS

  • The rental fee is $25. This fee must be paid by the borrower at reservation time or at pick-up before the trunk can be checked out.
  • If the trunk has to be shipped to a location outside Boise, Idaho, shipping fees must be paid by the borrower.
    (Contact the museum for shipping fees and additional shipping information)
  • Borrower must provide name, address, phone, email of the responsible party.
  • Trunks may be reserved for a maximum period of 2 weeks.
  • Pick-up and Returns – borrowers are responsible for the timely and safe pick-upp, return, and shipping  of trunks.
  • An inventory of items is completed by museum staff at check-out, and again at trunk return. Borrowers are fully responsible for damages and/or missing items, and will be charged accordingly.
  • A larger vehicle is recommended to transport this trunk.
Available Trunks

Foreign Land: My New Life in Idaho

The Foreign Land trunk is a large trunk that contains various Basque items that help with the interpretation of Basque history and culture. Inside you will find Basque music CDs, Basque dancing DVDs, sports and dance equipment, recipe books, and many other educational items. The trunk is geared toward the 4th grade level and corresponds to Idaho Social Studies Standards.

For more information, please contact the Basque Museum at 208-343-2671.