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During school tours, students learn about art in the current exhibit, how to look at art, and how to read exhibit labeling. Tours are focused on an art theme that is well demonstrated in a few pieces of art in the exhibit. We suggest 30 minutes for a guided tour. Guided tours for school groups are $2 per student. Maximum group size is 50 students. $20 minimum tour fee. Scholarships are available for school groups.


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In addition to a guided tour of the museum, students can take part in a post-tour art lesson in our classroom. The art lesson reinforces the theme explored in the tour and gives students a hands-on opportunity to use this theme in their own work. The guided tour with art activity is approximately 90 minutes.
Guided tours with lessons are $3 per student. Maximum group size is 50 students. $45 minimum tour fee. Scholarships are available for school groups.


Download the information packet with forms here
Download the forms by themselves here

Return tour requests to
To schedule a tour by phone, please contact Emily Wunderlich at 208-524-7777.
All tours must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance.


We require one adult chaperone per 10 students. Admission is free for up to five chaperones. Additional adults accompanying the group are required to pay the $4 admission fee. Adults accompanied by additional children cannot be considered a chaperone and will be charged regular admission fees.

  • Please use quiet voices during your museum visit.
  • Please do not run or jump in the museum.
  • Please do not touch the artwork.
  • Students are under the supervision of the teachers and adults who bring them to the museum.
    If students do not follow museum rules, the group will be asked to leave.
  • We do not allow drinks or food—including gum—in the galleries.
  • Please turn off your cell phones.

ARTours is sponsored by

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ARTworks is also supported in part by awards from the William J. & Shirley A. Maeck Family Foundation; Helen H. Farrell; Sylvia Medina; Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation; The Post Register's Newspapers in Education; Idaho Environmental Coalition; INL through corporate funds from Battelle Energy Alliance; US Bancorp Foundation; The Ralph & Mary Lynn Hartwell Family Fund, The Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund, and the F.M., Anne G., & Beverly B. Bistline Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation.