Legislative Day
Field Trip

We are excited to  inaugurate an in-person field trip during Legislative Day. Reserve your family’s spot for a guided tour of the Idaho capitol building and discover historic treasures on display. Students will learn about state government, how a bill becomes a law, and (hopefully) meet an Idaho legislator.

Date

Tuesday
February 9, 2022
9:30 – 10:30 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Pre-Registration Required

Location

Capitol Rotunda
700 West Jefferson Street

Boise, Idaho 83702

Planning Your Field Trip

We are excited to  inaugurate an in-person field trip during Pie Day. During this guided tour of the Idaho capitol building, students will learn about state government and how a bill becomes a law. They will discover historic treasures on display throughout the capitol with our special field guides. We will try to arrange for your students to meet an Idaho legislator (depending on availability). Each student will receive a worksheet to assist them in identifying special items located throughout the statehouse. The tour will conclude on the 4th floor where you and your students can see for yourselves what Homeschool Idaho’s Pie Day is all about!

Reserving Your Spot

Three field trip times will be available:

9:30 – 10:00 AM

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Each tour has a limited capacity of 25 students.

Each child or sibling group must be accompanied by a parent.

All students must be pre-registered. We regret that we are unable to offer at-the-door additions for this field trip. 

Parking

It can be challenging to find parking near the capitol. The parking meters are closely monitored, and hefty fines are accrued when they expire.

We recommend parking in the public parking garage on 8th and Bannock. The entrance is on Bannock across from the Banner Bank.

Inside the Capitol

Our capitol building is historic. The elevators are small and sluggish! We suggest you use the beautiful marble stairs!

Legislative Pie Day takes place in a confined space with many stairs. For this reason, we ask that you do not bring strollers.

The rotunda of our capitol is surrounded by a low wall with wide openings, overlooking a 4-story open center. Young children must be very well attended for safety’s sake!

The Legislature is in session during Legislative Pie Day. Be aware that sound carries easily because of the open rotunda. 

 

Meeting Legislators

Our capitol is a formal office environment. Please take advantage of this opportunity to practice etiquette skills like these:

  • Walk, don’t run.
  • Shake hands firmly, though without inflicting pain.
  • Make eye contact when speaking with someone.
  • Speak clearly using adequate volume.
  • Put on your Sunday best.
  • Smile! You will be meeting many potential friends.

Looking to be more involved?

This event is sponsored by Homeschool Idaho,
but we could not do it without the help of families just like yours.
We would love to have you join us this year!

There are five different ways to be participate in Legislative Day:

Bake Pies

Provide Music

Create a Display

Lend Your Teen

Take a Field Trip