Programs, Classes + Activities Guide
Does your kid have a passion for music? Are they a budding artist? Want to get them involved in a nature program? Check out our guide to the Treasure Valley's best options for children's programs, classes and activities.
EverWild Forest School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is at the forefront of the back-to-nature movement, working to get kids off screens, out of desks, and outside for a holistic learning experience that will set the foundation for lifelong learning.
EverWild Forest School is an all-weather outdoor education program that offers preschool, kindergarten, and homeschool enrichment classes throughout the school year. In addition, the school offers a toddler program year round, and summer camps June-August. EverWild Forest School facilitates high-quality learning experiences through free play, place-based education, community projects, and nature immersion.
Boise, Eagle, and Nampa
Learn more: www.everwildforestschool.org
Follow along on Instagram and Facebook: @everwildforestschool
Treasure Valley Children's Theater (TVCT) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower youth and inspire future innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, humanitarians and artists through the transformative power of the arts. We deliver upon this mission through a series of Theater for Young Audiences presented by adult actors, year-round education experiences in the arts for youth ages 6-18, and our signature leadership-through-performing arts programs including Youth Ambassadors and opportunities to audition and create performances for the community.
Classes, Camps, and Workshops are offered year-round at multiple sites, including drama club programs in several area elementary schools. Enrollment is open to all students of all abilities ages 6-18. Most programs limit enrollment to 12 students total. All programs are staffed by a professional arts educator and experienced student assistant. Enrollment fees average $15.00 per hour, however we have a standing policy: NO CHILD IS TURNED AWAY FOR INABILITY TO PAY. There are no forms to fill out, no "proof" to provide, just let us know your young performer needs fee assistance and we will make it happen! Every child should have access to quality arts programming!
Multiple program sites
Learn more: www.treasurevalleychildrenstheater.com
Goldfish Swim School offers year-round swim lessons for kids ages 4 months to 12 years old. Our programs have a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure maximum safety, learning and fun - all in our 90-degree shiver-free pool. Whether your child needs some more practice, or they have never stepped foot in a pool, our professional, friendly, and dedicated team are here to help!
Check out our class schedule online or give our Front Desk a call at (208) 845-0200,
1001 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704
Learn more: www.goldfishswimschool.com/boise
Tumble Time is an education center that offers year round gymnastics, private birthday parties, preschool, before and after school care, and camps for non-school days and breaks. Our gymnastics center offers classes from walking age on up. We have been serving Boise for 23 years and love to support happy, healthy families! Check the website for more information!
1379 N Cloverdale Rd, Boise ID 83713
Learn more: tumbletimekidscenter.com
Follow along on Instagram and Facebook: @tumbletimegymnasticsboise
I teach creative art and craft classes in my home studio to boys and girls ages 6-17. I offer both homeschool and after school classes where we explore all kinds of mediums and techniques such as guided drawings, painting, mixed media and fun craft projects I also offer fun and creative summer classes & birthday paint parties.
3498 N. Pescado Way Meridian Idaho 83646
Learn more: www.wonkydoodles.com
At Whole Child Feeding Therapy our goal is to equip and empower families in the Treasure Valley with the skills and tools to navigate the feeding challenges their little ones are facing. We are passionate about serving all families no matter what stage they are in (breastfeeding through toddlers/picky eating). We strive to provide unique and individualized therapy treatment that includes the whole child, from the tip of their tongues to the tip of their toes.
Cash Pay, in-home feeding services. This means we come to YOU to meet you and your child WHERE you are at. Visit our website to learn more about us and our services.
We come to your home!
Learn more: www.wholechildfeedingtherapy.com
As Idaho’s only hands-on science center, the Discovery Center of Idaho takes great pride and responsibility in paving the way for interactive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and education.
SLIME! is an exciting, new 3,000 square foot exhibition designed and produced completely by the Discovery Center of Idaho’s highly skilled fabrication team in our advanced Micron Innovation Lab. Visitors will have the opportunity to experiment with slime and learn the science behind this favorite non-Newtonian fluid. SLIME! opens at the Discovery Center of Idaho on September 26th, 2022 and will run through Spring of 2023.
Please check out our Education page and all the awesome STEM resources, programs and educational materials we have to offer! From field trips, to STEAM Lending Kits, to volunteer programs, teacher professional development and more, the Discovery Center of Idaho is bringing all the fun to Boise this year! Members visit for free all year round! Plus, access to early bird tickets to upcoming exhibitions and passport benefits through ASTC which includes 300+ science centers and museums.
131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
Learn more: www.dcidaho.org
Tum e Time: Creative Ways To Play With Your Baby is a class for parents and their little ones (ages 1 month to newly crawling). Come learn, laugh and play together as we explore infant massage, baby yoga, sign language, music, development and sensory play in a fun and interactive environment. Your baby is only little once, so take advantage of this special time together.
Tum e Time offers two different 4-week sessions to meet the needs of your growing baby! Designed for you and your baby, Part 1 is focused on birth to pre-crawling, while Part 2 focuses on ages 5 months to newly crawling. Two different classes to meet the needs of your growing baby! More specifics available on the website.
Boise/Treasure Valley, private in person groups (great for Mom's groups) and online classes available
Learn more: www.tumetime.com/boise
Other local options:
Artistic Dance Company
Ballet Idaho and Academy
Boise Ballet Academy
Boise Dance Alliance
Boise Little Theater Student Club
Capital City Ballet Center
Dance Arts Academy
Echo School of Dance
Let's Play Music
Master Kim Tae Kwon DO
Motions Dance Studio
Treasure Valley Ballet Academy
Irish Dance Idaho
Pat Harris School of Dance
Sound in Motion
The Little Gym
Treasure Valley Theater Company
TRICA Preschool of the Arts