Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of art, because we're in Idaho and off to explore the Boise Art Museum!
The mission of the Boise Art Museum is to create visual arts experiences for all who visit, and engage and inspire them through their exhibitions, collections, and educational opportunities.
Best suited for slightly older kids, the artworks within the museum can really show to kids how art comes in so many different forms, and there is no right or wrong. It's all about expressing yourself, and you never know how they might be inspired!
The permanent collection within the Boise Art Museum comprises more than 3000 pieces thematically exhibited with a large focus on 20th century American art. Travelling and special event exhibitions add to the grandeur with a wide range of subjects and origins keeping every visit fresh and interesting.
Kids might want to study the complexities of glass blowing, or they might want to focus on a particular artist who is featuring within one of the exhibits.
Some of the exhibitions might cover historic artworks too, from sculptures to pottery, offering an insight into the history of various cultures from around the world.
Boise Art Museum also offer fun activity packs for kids ages 4 to 12 to use as they explore the exhibitions, including games and stories to make the experience more enjoyable and interactive!
So why not be inspired on your next family day out? It's an art-tastic experience, and it's waiting for you!
$3 (Grades 1 to 12)
$4 for Seniors & Military with ID. First Thursday is donation day!
They have Toddler Wednesday for little ones the first Wednesday of the month, fun demonstrations Sundays and Family ART Saturdays, to name a few, so check out the calendar of what they are holding and get the dates in your diary!
There are picnic tables located throughout Julia Davis Park or you may visit the restaurants nearby in downtown Boise or at Boise State University.
BAM is located in Julia Davis Park. Free public parking is located throughout the park, with a 2-hour limit enforced during the school year (September through May)
They LOVE having students! They offer school tours on their exhibitions, lasting 60 minutes up to Grade 1, then 90 minute tours for the older kids. They also have programs and workshops too, so give them a call for more details!
Support BAM by shopping at the BAM Store! The Boise Art Museum Store features merchandise that reflects the art museum and current museum exhibitions, collections, and educational programs, exhibition-related items and educational gifts for kids of all ages.
The Museum has designated accessible parking and a barrier-free entrance located at the front of the Museum. A wheelchair is available free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Museum is equipped with accessible rest rooms and drinking fountain. Listening enhancement systems are available.
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10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday (8pm first Thursday), 12pm - 5pm Sundays
Open year round but closed Mondays
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