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Thursday, May 10, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Your choice of a Thursday afternoon excursion offering networking opportunities with Keystone employees and other KLAS library staff at Zoo Boise, the Boise Art Museum, or the Idaho State History Museum. Please indicate on your KLAS UC 2018 conference registration if you are interested in participating in one of these networking opportunities.

Transportation: Zoo Boise, the Art Museum, and the History Museum are located in Julia Davis Park across the street from the Boise Downtown Public Library Main Branch where all conference sessions are being held.



  • Zoo Boise admission for one adult is $10.00.
  • The Art Museum is $6.00.
  • The State History Museum is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in the Spring of 2018, but has no admission pricing info available at this time.


Details about each:

From the Zoo Boise website:

"Located in beautiful Julia Davis Park, in the heart of Downtown Boise, Zoo Boise is one of the most popular attractions in Southern Idaho as well as a living science facility that is home to over 300 animals from 100 various species. Zoo Boise is a community treasure where more than 350,000 annual visitors of all ages can learn about our natural world and the importance of protecting and preserving it for generations to come."

From the Boise Art Museum website:

"On December 3, 1932, The Boise Art Association, Inc. (now Boise Art Museum, Inc.) became a non-profit corporation in the state of Idaho to be in perpetual existence for the purposes of creating in the minds of residents...The Boise Art Association, Inc. was given space in the Carnegie Public Library in which to display its art exhibitions. The aims of the association were educational and cultural in character, and its exhibitions of paintings and other works of art were generally available to the public for a small admission charge, meant to defray expenses...The Boise Art Association, Inc. operated in the Carnegie Public Library until it raised the funds to build the Boise Gallery of Art, which opened in 1937 in Julia Davis Park...In 1997, the Boise Art Museum, Inc. embarked upon a multi-million dollar campaign, supported by the city of Boise and the community, to increase its facilities to a total of 34,800 square feet...Since that time, BAM has served the community with high-caliber exhibitions from its Permanent Collection as well as with borrowed works of art along with a full accompaniment of related educational programs."

From the Idaho State History Museum website:

"Founded in 1907, the Idaho State Museum has a comprehensive collection of over 250,000 objects. Events, special traveling exhibitions, and programs provide unique learning opportunities for families, school groups, and other visitors. The Idaho State Museum receives support and resources from the Friends of the Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary.

Exciting changes are coming for the Museum! Get ready to enjoy a whole new experience as the Idaho State Museum expands to provide more exhibits, more artifacts on display, and more activities for school groups and families. The Museum closed for an extensive renovation and expansion on August 4, 2014."