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 1/2 hours for the museum and for the restored Jacobs-Uberuaga boarding house/fronton court.  Tours can be changed to fit your time restraints as well as topics of interest if at least one week notice is given.
Public Tour Hours:
June, July & August:  Guided Tours of the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga Boarding House are held every day at Noon and 1:30pm.  September through May, tours are on Saturdays ONLY at Noon and 1:30pm.  Reservations for these tours are not required unless you have a group of more than 10 people.  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 at least one chaperone in addition to the teacher or leader for school/school-age tours. 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.
Museum Rules
All groups will be emailed or phoned to confirm the date and time of their tour.  School or children's tours will be offered a worksheet to supplement their experience at the Museum.  This can be used before or after your trip to visit us.
Group Members, Please DO NOT:
  • Use cell phones while on the tour.
  • Take photos.
  • 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.  We encourage everyone to participate.
  • Look, and then LOOK again! You will see new things every time.
  • Enjoy your experience!
  • Follow the rules.
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.