WaterShed News and Events
eARTworks at the WaterShed
Returning this year is our popular eARTworks at the WaterShed classes where art and science meet! Learn from a scientist, then work with an artist to create an interpretation of what you've learned. We've added more classes, so check out the selection and register today!
WaterShed Wednesdays - New Registration Guidelines
WaterShed Wednesdays have grown in popularity over the past couple of years and we need to make changes to accommodate the growing number of groups visiting our facility. Beginning this summer, we are requiring groups of 10 or more to register to attend WaterShed Wednesdays at least two weeks in advance. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate groups that haven't registered, so don't be disappointed! Call 608-7300 to register. Thank you!
Large Group Reservations
We are completely scheduled though the end of May for group bookings. If your group is interested in visiting our facility, please inquire about availability in June. The good news is that we can accomodate individuals who wish to visit us during regular business hours year-round.
About the Boise WaterShed
The Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center promotes water stewardship through high-tech, hands-on exhibits. Located at the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Facility, the LEED-certified building also features a library, a theater/community room, and amazing artwork.
Visitors may drop-in during normal business hours to explore the free, interactive exhibit hall and outdoor art. We also offer free programs for families and groups every third Saturday of each month that showcase thematic presentations and hands-on activities from our community partners. A public wastewater tour is also offered.
Groups of 10 or more people may request free tours and lessons that engage students with hands-on activities and visits to the Boise River or nearby Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve. Lessons are designed for preschool through adult audiences and are aligned with curriculum standards. If you can't come to our place, we can come to yours. We offer free outreach programs for organizations located in Boise, Garden City, Meridian, and Eagle.
The Boise WaterShed is a partnership between the Boise Public Works Department and the non-profit organization, Boise WaterShed Exhibits, Inc.