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April 2018

Behind the Scenes at Idaho Public Television

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Idaho Public Television Studios, 1455 North Orchard St.
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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Free

#2290 - See what it takes to broadcast informative and educational programs on Idaho Public Television’s five channels. Explore IdahoPTV’s two studios, operate a television camera, and witness editors at work on programs such as “Outdoor Idaho” and “Science Trek.” Discover how producers and engineers orchestrate live television and take an in-depth look at the engineering involved.

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ISU Anatomy and Physiology Labs Tour

April 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 East Central Dr
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
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$5

#2176-2 - Although human anatomy hasn’t changed much in the recent past, the technology used to teach it has. At the L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories, advances in technology and virtual anatomy combine with classical methods of study. Come tour this new facility, then explore and discuss the heart, brain, and other selected areas. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required.

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May 2018

Old Idaho Penitentiary Historic Tour

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83713 United States
$3

#2292 - The Old Pen, now managed by the Idaho State Historical Society, opened its doors in 1872 to some of the West’s most desperate criminals. Today, visitors can experience more than 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history with a visit to solitary, cellblocks, and the gallows. Take a guided tour through the grounds and special exhibitions. Class fee: $5 adults, $3 adults over 60 (pay at door)

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Boise Township Historical Trolley Tour 1

May 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Elmers Restaurant, 1385 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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$15

#2293-1 - Join this fun, fact-filled, story-form tour of Boise. You’ll tour the Capitol, the Old Penitentiary, the old Fort Boise, the Boise Depot, and Boise’s main parks. Learn about the fascinating, stately, and unusual people and places that made Boise the wonderful place it is today! Class fee: $15 (non-refundable) Special Location: Behind Elmer's Restaurant. Tour 1

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Boise Township Historical Trolley Tour 2

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmers Restaurant, 1385 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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$15

#2293-2 - Join this fun, fact-filled, story-form tour of Boise. You’ll tour the Capitol, the Old Penitentiary, the old Fort Boise, the Boise Depot, and Boise’s main parks. Learn about the fascinating, stately, and unusual people and places that made Boise the wonderful place it is today! Class fee: $15 (non-refundable) Special Location: Behind Elmer's Restaurant. Tour 2

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Minidoka Field Trip

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
TBD Boise, ID 83713 United States + Google Map
Free

#2113 - More than 13,000 Japanese-Americans were incarcerated during World War II at what is now the Minidoka National Historic Site. This two-hour tour will cover how the site came into existence and the daily life of those imprisoned. It is a two-hour ride each way, as well as a 1.5-mile walk on uneven ground. Dress for being outdoors and bring water and money for carpool costs. No services on site.

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Getting to know Idaho City

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
TBD Boise, ID 83713 United States + Google Map
$15

#2294 - Idaho City was the center of the richest gold strike in North America and was once the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Tour historic buildings dating from 1863 to 1906 and visit the Boise Basin Museum and Pioneer Cemetery. Some parts of the tour are on uneven surfaces, but alternatives are available. Limited handicapped accessibility. Public restrooms available. Please bring carpool and lunch money. Lunch on your own. Class fee: $15 (non-refundable)

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Kelton Ramp

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBD Boise, ID 83713 United States + Google Map
Free

#2117 - The Kelton Ramp was built during the Civil War and allowed access from the lava terraces above Boise to the Boise River below. During this exploration of the area, you’ll see the ruts that emigrant wagons etched permanently into the ground and learn how the ramp was used to transport freight from Kelton, Utah, to Boise. Trails available to walk the ruts and the ramp.

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Thousand Springs Adventure

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
TBD Boise, ID 83713 United States + Google Map
Free

#2295 - Journey in a caravan as we travel scenic Highway 30 to Hagerman. We’ll visit the Fossil Beds Visitor Center, have lunch at the Snake River Grill, and tour Thousand Springs State Park. Class will include standing and walking for much of the tour along uneven, unpaved ground during our visit to Thousand Springs. Bring money to contribute to park entrance fee, carpool driver, and for purchase of your lunch.

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