The best museums in Boise City in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Boise City, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Boise City:

  1. Zoo Boise1

    Zoo Boise

    Boise City
    In 1916, a circus traveled through Mountain Home. During the stop, a monkey escaped from captivity and was finally found in the Mountain Home Desert, long past the circus's departure. Boise being the home for the newfound monkey, a Boise Zoo was then founded. Zoo Boise draws many visitors to Julia D
  2. Boise Art Museum2

    Boise Art Museum

    Boise City
    The Boise Art Museum ( BAM ) is located at 670 Julia Davis Drive in Boise, Idaho , and is part of a series of public museums and cultural attractions in Julia Davis Park . It is the permanent home of a growing collection of contemporary realism , modern and contemporary ceramics , as well as the lar
  3. World Center For Birds of Prey3

    World Center For Birds of Prey

    Boise City
    The World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho , is the headquarters for The Peregrine Fund , an international non-profit organization founded in 1970 that conserves endangered raptors around the world. Built 38 years ago in 1984, the World Center for Birds of Prey is located on 580 acres (2.3 
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  5. Idaho Black History Museum4

    Idaho Black History Museum

    Boise City
    Nestled next to the historic Julia Davis Park lies the Idaho Black History Museum. Built in 1995, the museum is the oldest black history museum in the Pacific Northwest. Being so, the museum, as well as Julia Davis Park, proves Idaho's rich foundation of history, diversity, and “reinvention”. Contri
  6. Old Idaho State Penitentiary5

    Old Idaho State Penitentiary

    Boise City
    The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site was a functional prison from 1872 to 1973 in the western United States , east of Boise, Idaho . The first building, also known as the Territorial Prison , was constructed in the Territory of Idaho in 1870; the territory was seven years old when the pri
  7. Idaho Military History Museum6

    Idaho Military History Museum

    Boise City
    Museum covers the impact of the service on Idaho and its people. Many artifacts to see.
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  9. 7

    Idaho State Museum

    Boise City
  10. 8

    Discovery Center of Idaho

    Boise City
    Your kids will love the demonstrated physic laws. So much hands-on fun!
  11. 9

    Basque Museum & Cultural Center

    Boise City
    This museum provides a look into Basque culture and heritage, since in Boise there is the second largest Basque community in the world.
  12. 10

    Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology

    Boise City
    Learn about Idaho's rich mining and natural resources heritage. Admission free! Stop by when around Penitentiary.

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