Not as thrilling as a roller coaster but more exciting than
dissecting a frog, BOI tours offer an educational based tour of the
airport terminal building and an insider's edge on the future of
aviation, its role in the growth of the Treasure Valley, and a
close look at the career fields associated with aviation.
Tours are offered weekdays by appointment only. Tours
usually take 1 hour and will cover most of what you see as a
passenger. However, we explain such things as: what those 3 letters
on your bag tag mean, where you can fly non-stop, and why you take
your shoes off at security (we'll leave that to the TSA to
answer). Unfortunately, we can not provide tours of aircraft
or in other secure areas. The Transportation Security
Administration (TSA), a tour partner, will give a
demonstration as we go through the security checkpoint process.
If your class (at least 2nd grade) of 15 or more students would
like to learn more about Boise Airport and the aviation industry,
please contact us,
208-383-3110, or complete this Tour Request and return it to Boise
Airport*, at least two weeks in advance but no more than 90
Ok, now for some boring but important information:
- PLEASE Verify your tour 2 or 3 days before. Ask for bus parking
instructions when you call. BOI can not validate parking.
- The tour will take approximately 1.5 hours. 10AM is a good
start time for tours.
- Groups will meet at the information desk on the first floor of
the Rotunda, unless otherwise noted.
- Your group should have one adult to every five children. Adults
must stay with the group at all times. (Students, you'll be
responsible for making sure your adults don't stray.)
- In order to enter the concourses, everyone must go through the
security checkpoint. Visit Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) web site, www.tsa.gov and review the
prohibited items list.
- No eating or drinking on the tour.
- The tour will be of the airport. If one is available, the only
view of an aircraft will be via the windows of the concourse. We
will try our best to answer questions regarding the aircraft.
- Some areas of the tour, especially baggage claim, could be
dangerous to curious fingers. Advise your group to not touch
anything unless given permission to do so.
- Don't be afraid to ask questions. We will try to answer all
questions as best as we can.
- The Airport Administration office is located on the third
floor. As long as you have confirmed your tour, your guide will
meet you in the designated area.
Thank you again for your interest in Boise Airport. We
look forward to your visit.
*Attn: Tour, 3201 Airport Way, Suite 1000, Boise, ID 83705