The Boise Art Museum (BAM) is the only AAM accredited art museum in the State of Idaho. It began in 1931 as the Boise Art Association when a group of thirty people interested in promoting art in the city of Boise and throughout the state met in the Crystal Lounge of the Hotel Boise. Their purpose was to organize an association whose duties were to acquire and maintain a suitable gallery, hosting traveling exhibitions and promoting fine art in Boise.
Bogus Basin has 2,600 acres of mixed runs, bowls and glades, with 900 acres groomed. The lift-served vertical drop is 1790 feet on the east-facing "back side," with a summit elevation of 7582 feet above sea level at the top of Shafer Butte, the highest point of the Boise Ridge mountains. This back side of Shafer Butte was opened in January 1977, following the installation of chair #6 (Pine Creek) the previous summer. A fixed-grip double for 23 seasons, it became a high-speed quad in the summer of 1999.
The university's athletic teams, the Broncos, participate in NCAA Division I athletics (FBS for football). The Boise State football team has garnered national attention in recent years for winning the 2007 and 2010 Fiesta Bowls, and for finishing four of the last five seasons ranked among the top ten teams in the national BCS rankings.
Boise Trolley Tours offers a narrated tour of Boise's historic downtown district. Our guests enjoy the open-air experience of riding on board our vintage "Molly" Trolley car. We will visit the mansions of Warm Springs Road, the grounds of the Old Territorial Penitentiary, the Basque Block, Historic Hyde Park, the Idaho State Capital, and the Downtown section of our Governmental city. We depart daily during May-Sept. at 11am ( 2pm on Sat & Sun.) from 1911 W. State Street.
Zoo Boise is a service of the City of Boise and is supported by the Friends of Zoo Boise, a 501(c)(3) membership organization that supports Zoo Boise in the area of animal acquisition, capitol improvement projects, education programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events. The goal of each of these components is to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the zoo, wild animals, animal habitats, species conservation and the environment.
Established in 1985 as a small museum in the historic Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House at 607 Grove Street. Located in scenic Boise, Idaho, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the heritage of the Basque communities of Idaho and surrounding areas. Through hard work and the support of many individuals, businesses, foundations, and Basque communities, the Museum began to interpret the rich and colorful history of the Basques, their origins, and their new life in America.
The Discovery Center of Idaho's mission is to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering and math.
The Garden began as the vision of Christopher Davidson, Ph.D. in Botany, who brought together the Garden’s first Board of Directors in 1984. Their mission was to stimulate interest in, appreciation for, and an understanding of gardening, horticulture, botany and conservation of natural resources. This was to be achieved by development of a plant collection and education within an aesthetic landscape.
Founded in 1907, its Idaho's largest & most visited museum. It has evolved from a simple collection of curios and relics sitting on shelves to the first museum in Idaho to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Objects from the Museum's collection tell the story of Idaho from prehistoric times through the fur trade, the gold rush, and pioneer settlement to the present. Richly detailed interiors show how Idahoans in the late 19th and 20th centuries lived and conducted business.
The World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho was dedicated in 1984. It is The Peregrine Fund's world headquarters. From here we operate our national and international conservation programs.