Group Tours

Group Tours

Group tours are a great way to learn about Basque history and culture. The Basque Museum is able to accommodate tour groups with advance notice of at least two weeks prior to your event. Contact us to develop tours and education activities that are specifically tailored to your groups’ needs.

If you are interested in a School/Homeschool Tour, please click here.

Guide to Planning Your Group Visit:
Reservations and confirmations are required for all school and tour groups. Adult groups can make their request by filling out the form below or calling the Education Programs Specialist at 208-343-1848 at least 2 weeks in advance of desired visit date. 
Teachers must fill out and submit a School Tour Request form, found Here.

Number of tour participants:
We want your experience to be meaningful and memorable! Tour groups are limited to 45 visitors. Please let us know the number of people you expect to participate in the tour, including tour hosts, extra guides, and chaperones. This will enable us to staff your visit accordingly.

School Groups:
Visit the “Visit and Learn” page to book a school tour. There you will find helpful information, guidelines, and forms necessary for booking your school tour and making your visit a success. After submitting your request, you will receive a confirmation from a staff member.

Length of Visit:
Tours can be arranged from 1 to 1.5 hours. Tours often include the museum, the restored Jacobs-Uberuaga boarding house, the Anduiza Fronton (Basque handball court), and the Basque Block.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Summer Hours: June – August

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Self-directed visits for groups of 10 or fewer people are encouraged as well, with a standard museum admission fee. Arrangements can be made for after-hours tours at the Museum depending on staffing, previous bookings, other events or activities. Please ask our Education Specialist ( to discuss options and fees for your needs.

Jacobs-Uberuaga Boarding house Guided Tours:
Self-guided tours of the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga Boarding House are available every Saturday throughout the year.

June – August open daily Tuesday-Friday (pending volunteers) from 11-4 & Saturdays 11-3, last admission 30 min before close.
Entrance included in Museum admission

Group Rates:
Contact the museum’s Education Specialist ( to discuss rates for your Adult group. Fees will be determined based on number of people, services requested, and time of your visit.

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Group Reservations
Museum Rules
Please request your group tour at least 2 weeks before your preferred date. Group tours must be confirmed by phone or email by museum staff.
For any questions or to schedule your tour please email or call 208-343-2671. 
Group Members, Please DO:
  • Ask questions! We encourage everyone to participate.
  • Look, and then LOOK again! You will see new things every time.
  • Enjoy your cultural experience!
After Your Visit:
  • Use the museum website to research vocabulary, history, or educational activities.
  • Create an art project exploring things you saw and learned on your visit.
  • Please send us email, drawings, pictures or essays describing your experience.
  • Tell your friends and family about our exhibits and come again, with them!
  • Contact us if you have ideas, suggestions, or more questions.
  • Notification of cancellations¬† or changes to the number of people participating in your tour are required.
  • Cell phones should not be used in museum gallery or in the boarding house during any part of the tour.
  • Photography is not allowed in the museum, however it is allowed in the boarding house and Fronton court. Tag us! #basquemuseumboise and #bmccboise
  • Touching exhibits and artifacts is not allowed. This protects items and ensures everyone can enjoy them.
  • Pencils may be used in some circumstances, but no pens or markers are allowed.
  • Please respect rope barriers, display cases, equipment controls – in most cases, please do not touch.
  • Children must be accompanied by adults.