The 10 Best Educational Activities for Children in Idaho!

Sometimes finding the perfect combination of fun and educational can be a challenge when it comes to kids. But in Idaho, the options are vast. Whether it’s a museum dedicated to the state’s agriculture or a place to discover birds of prey, Idaho will inspire and ignite the interest of your child. Here are the 10 best educational activities for children to enjoy in the state! 

1. Idaho Potato Museum, Blackfoot, ID

Idaho is best known for its potatoes. This museum does hold an amazing standard when it comes to spuds. Bring the kids along and share in the experience of learning about the history and cultivation of this famous crop. 

2. Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise, ID

A fun and engaging center for just about any age, the Discovery Center houses an abundance of interactive games and learning exhibits. Hosting fun events for children and adults, this is an entertaining way to learn about science, math, engineering and technology, right here in the gem state. 

3. Zoo Boise, Boise, ID

Home to over 300 animals, this conservation-focused facility allows younger generations to get an up-close experience with exotic species you don’t see in your back yard. Come feed the giraffes, take a cruise around the lagoon or pet some of the critters at the zoo farm! 

4. Legacy Flight Museum, Rexburg, ID

If you have little ones that are crazy about aviation, this museum has much to behold. At this simple aircraft hangar, you and your whole family can walk through and observe many beautiful and well-maintained flyers that are still in working condition! A bit of a rare gem, this is a premier spot to see some breathtaking machinery and learn a lot of history. 

5. Wallace Mining Museum, Wallace, ID

Wallace is well known for its rich history in mining, but did you know about their museum? Go exploring with one of their guided tours that literally drop into a real mine shaft used back in the day. The kiddos will love wearing real hard hats and venturing underground! 

6. Bonner County Historical Society and Museum, Sandpoint, ID

Tucked in a cute corner of Sandpoint is this wonderful exhibition of fine artifacts and vintage items that date back to when this little town was founded. A great educational stop for kids of all ages, there are often exciting and amusing events going on as well, so be sure to check their calendar. Don’t forget to hop on the caboose too!

7. Twin Falls Escape Rooms, Twin Falls, ID

This fun activity will sure make you think. In one of their themed rooms, you and your group must solve a series of puzzles and locks with the goal of escape. Fast paced and entertaining, you must use your wit and teamwork, making this one of the best things you could do with your time in Idaho, especially on a rainy day.

8. Museum of Clean, Pocatello, ID

Everything here is all about clean: Clean water, clean air, even clean exhibits! Hundreds of fun and interactive displays that are well suited for children await at this gargantuan museum (75,000 square-feet of wonder, to be exact). Whether it’s their art gallery that peaks your interest or the in-depth history, there’s sure to be something entertaining for everyone. 

9. World Center for Birds of Prey, Boise, ID

If birds are fascinating to you and your little ones, this educational center represents raptors of all kinds from all over the world. With several activities that include raptor watching, a discovery center and live raptor presentations, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained for hours.

10. ARTitorium on Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID

A virtual gallery, a green screen studio, a theater and a recording studio are just a part of what you will experience at this adventurous and interactive center. With a focus on hands on learning, children especially will take away a bigger appreciation for art in any form and learn several different applications and techniques. This is creativity and learning at its best!  

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