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    180 N 8TH ST, BOISE    208.376.4229

    Where do you go to discover a new book, meet an old friend or learn something new? Rediscovered Books, of course. When you step into Rediscovered Books, you find yourself in a place filled with fascinating books and ideas, a place where the staff has extensive knowledge and the skill and passion to share it with others, and where readers of all types can find and buy books that they love. Their calendar is filled with creative events, and community partnerships, and book club opportunities. Rain or shine, Rediscovered Books is a great place for everyone.

    Details about book clubs, partnerships, and events are available at


    670 JULIA DAVIS DR, BOISE    208.345.8330

    From February 18 – July 16, Boise Art Museum is sharing exemplary works of art created by a selection of Idaho artists in the 2017 Idaho Triennial.  For the last 80 years, BAM has celebrated the creativity of artists living and working in Idaho through this juried exhibition.  This year, participating artists will be creating artwork at scheduled times during Artist Lab, a new program to give visitors a glimpse into the artistic process.  BAM’s art exhibitions change multiple times throughout the year, providing a new experience each time you visit.

    Details about exhibitions, programs and events are available at


    611 GROVE ST, BOISE    208.343.2671

    Established in 1985, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center opened at 607 Grove Street in downtown Boise.  It did not take long before the Museum shifted to the building just next door, a much larger space, where it is located today.  Both the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (607 Grove Street) and the main Basque Museum (611 Grove Street) tell the varying stories of the Basques both in the United States and abroad.  Also associated with the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is Boiseko Ikastola, the only Basque language immersion preschool outside of the Basque Country.

    Details about exhibitions, exhibits, and events are available at


    5668 W FLYING HAWK LN, BOISE    208.362.8687

    The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey offers a window into the thrilling lives of birds of prey. From the fastest falcons on earth to eagles with enormous talons, get nose-to-beak with raptors while exploring hands-on exhibits and learning about conservation. Welcome to a place like no other – where saving species goes together with unforgettable experiences. Hoot with an owl, discover why hawks migrate, or spread your wings with one of the rarest birds of prey, the California Condor. Make family memories that will last a lifetime at one of Boise’s most unique treasures and the largest raptor focused  conservation organization worldwide.

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    888 W FORT ST, BOISE    208.472.4500

    We all know the Boise Co-op has a great selection of local and organic products, but did you know they have a classroom? At their Meridian location in the Village, you’ll find a teaching space complete with demo kitchen. They offer an awesome assortment of workshops.  Here’s a sample of what you might find:

    Kids’ Cooking class series: perfect for the aspiring young chef!

    Indian food series

    Wine education (with plenty of sampling, of course!)

    Meet Your Grower series, featuring local farmers demonstrating seed saving and planting to cooking seasonally

    There’s something for everyone!

    Details about all events available at


    131 W MYRTLE ST, BOISE    208.343.9895

    Discovery Center of Idaho is Idaho’s only hands-on science center. Providing fun, interactive science learning by bringing the community over 150 hands on exhibits and non-traditional educational programming for all ages to explore. Located in the heart of Boise’s downtown, their mission is to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.

    The Center maintains a permanent collection of exhibits, fondly referred to as the Classics, that have been a part of the experience since opening day. They also keep things fresh with in-house built exhibitions exploring slimy material sciences to fizzy bubbles as well as hosting traveling exhibitions such as A T.rex Named Sue from time to time.

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    850 W FRONT ST, BOISE    208.336.8900

    The Boise Centre will be hosting The Boise Flower & Garden Show and has been there since it started 21 years ago. It is a great venue to showcase the exhibitors and provides a unique experience for attendees.

    The Boise Flower & Garden Show, March 24-26, is Boise’s most trustworthy source for finding what gardeners need, just in time for spring’s arrival. Thousands of attendees know the show is a one-stop resource for attendees to purchase new products, awaken fresh ideas, and gather a wealth of information from the area’s top gardening experts.

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    700  W MAIN ST, BOISE    208.345.0454

    The Egyptian Theatre is Boise’s premier historical theatre located in the heart of downtown Boise at the corner of Capitol Blvd. and Main St. The theater’s architecture is of the Egyptian revival style, inspired by the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Over time, the structure underwent various changes.

    The theater is architecturally significant as one of the few surviving theaters from the grand cinema and movie palace era in Boise.

    The Egyptian Theatre opened for business with “Don Juan” on April 19, 1927. The 1999 Restoration of the Egyptian was commissioned by the Hardy Foundation, Inc.; Project Architect, Gregory A. Kaslo, AIA.

    The Egyptian Theatre is one of Boise, Idaho’s most cherished historical landmarks. The venue offers a warm, lush and lovingly restored environment, with amazing attention to Egyptian architectural detailing. The acoustics in the room create a fantastic concert goer experience. The Egyptian has housed numerous top level national touring acts and theatre productions.

    The Egyptian Theatre is available to rent as an event center for concerts, opera performances, guest speakers, film festivals & film premiers, business meetings and conferences, weddings, private parties, corporate events, benefits, and more.

    The Egyptian Theatre is surrounded by urban legend and Boise history that makes this building a tour of Boise history and a cornerstone of our community.

    Details about all events available at


    2445 OLD PENITENTIARY RD, BOISE    208.334.2844

    The Old Idaho Penitentiary is one of only four territorial prisons in the nation open to the public today. Step inside the walls of the prison and imagine a life of confinement. You can also explore the world class “J. Curtis Earl Exhibit”, housing one of the nation’s most interesting collections of historic arms and military memorabilia.
    Special springtime events include guided tours of the cemetery where you will explore where and how inmates died, and the paranormal investigation where you’ll have the opportunity to attempt to connect with inmates and guards of the past.
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