Group Tours

Group tours are a very popular option for visiting the Basque Museum. Whether it is a school trip or other group outing, the Basque Museum is ready to accommodate tours of up to 30 people at one time. Group tours are a great way to learn about Basque history in a fun, yet educational environment.

Guide to Planning Your Group Visit


Reservations are necessary for all school and tour groups. Please reserve at least one week in advance by calling the Basque Museum and Cultural Center at 208-343-2671 or by e-mailing your request to At the time of your reservation, please let us know if your group has any special needs. We can accommodate up to 30 group members at one time, per tour.  If you have a tour group larger than 30, please let us know so that we can provide staffing accordingly.  Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.  

Length of Visit:

Tours take approximately 1 1/2-2 hours for the museum and for the restored Jacobs-Uberuaga boarding house/fronton court.

Public Tour Hours:

April - October:  tours are conducted every day at Noon and 1:30pm.  During the winter months, tours are on Saturdays ONLY at Noon and 1:30pm.  The museum is closed Sunday and Monday.  Arrangements can be made for evening tours depending on staffing. 

Group Rates:

$50 for a group of up to 30, if reservations are made in advance.


We require one adult (18 or over) for each 5 children. Chaperones help to make your museum visit a success. After booking a tour, chaperones, teachers, and group leaders should receive a copy of the museum rules and are responsible for helping group members as needed during the visit.

Name Tags

Please have all group members wear nametags prepared by you.

Museum Rules

Group Members, Please DO NOT:

  • Touch exhibits or artifacts (unless otherwise designated by a sign).
  • Use pens or markers - use pencils only if you need to write during your museum visit. 
  • Cross rope barriers, lean on walls, paintings or display cases.
  • Change volume or channel on television. 
  • Run. 
  • Talk in a loud voice 

Group Members, Please DO:

  • Ask questions.
  • Look, and then LOOK again! You will see new things every time you look carefully.
  • Enjoy!
  • Follow the rules
  • Be responsible
  • Show respect

Group Leaders:

  • Be an active participant in the educational experience.
  • Lead by example and use good judgment.
  • Read signs to assist group members in the proper use of exhibits.
  • Encourage and help children to learn the exhibit concepts
  • Give guidance to children when they need help
  • Discourage bad behaviors when you see them
  • Encourage good behaviors when you see them
  • Enforce museum and group rules
  • Promote sharing and taking turns with others
  • Encourage putting things away in the proper place
  • Please do not talk with friends or leave group. This special time is dedicated to group members.
  • Feel free to ask museum staff for any assistance that you might require

After Your Visit:

  • Use the museum web site 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.


  • Cell phones should not be used in museum gallery or in the Boarding House during any part of the tour.
  • Smoking is prohibited in and around museum property.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the Museum or Boarding House.