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Museum of Idaho

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Address: 200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
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+1 208-522-1400
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Museum of Idaho is the intermountain west's premier museum in providing...

The Museum of Idaho is the intermountain west's premier museum in providing nationally and internationally acclaimed exhibits to the surrounding areas. Showcasing both traveling and permanent exhibits, we are dedicated to preserving and educating the public in the sciences, the humanities, and the natural and cultural history.

Jan 20 - May 29, 2017

Rome: MILITARY GENIUS & MIGHTY MACHINES

Handcrafted by Italian artisans, this exhibition contains more than 30 interactive models that integrate science and history. Guests will be encouraged to explore the innovative machines that continue to influence the technologies of today.

June 23 - Nov 25, 2017

SPACE: A JOURNEY TO OUR FUTURE

A highly interactive exhibition that ignites the desire for space exploration and discovery, sparking imaginations and inspiring new generations of explorers to dream of the possibilities that lie ahead.

August 18-21, 2017

ECLIPSE SPEAKER SERIES

check out our website for a list of astronomical events surrounding Eclipse 2017.

December 6, 2017

10TH ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Dec. 7 - December 31, 2017

OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS AND WINTER FESTIVALS

FREE to the public! The Museum of Idaho, the city of Idaho Falls, and the Interfaith Council are proud to announce the 10th annual Olde Fashioned Christmas and Winter Festivals presented by Chesbro Music Co. We feature a new addition each year along with your traditional favorites including nativity scenes from around the world, a collection of Santa Claus figurines, gingerbread houses, beautifully decorated trees, and also a celebration of other winter festivals. Check our website for a list of featured live music throughout the exhibition.

*Dates subject to change. Please call the Museum of Idaho or check our website to verify*

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I would have given this museum five stars, but was disappointed that no photography is allowed. I understand that photography can damage certain pieces of art, but it seems that... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I would have given this museum five stars, but was disappointed that no photography is allowed. I understand that photography can damage certain pieces of art, but it seems that most museums allow this now, at least without flash. Also I did not really see the correlation between this being a Museum of Idaho and a museum of the United... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Special exhibit on the American Revolution with items from private collectors. Very well curated and had items appealing to all ages. Also had exhibit rooms on local history.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a small stand alone museum in downtown Idaho Falls. It is run primarily by doners, sponsors, and volunteers. They have nationwide traveling exhibits, plus a permanent exhibit of Idaho and area history. Prices are reasonable, and cover both exhibits.

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Renton, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

The traveling exhibits presented here are excellent!!! Staff is informative and children are welcomed!!! They have great permanent interactive exhibits!

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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Love the Museum of Idaho! They have traveling exhibits so every time we visit they have something new. Exhibits that you would see in large cities right here in Idaho Falls!! All for a little change and no crowds. A must when staying in Idaho Falls anytime of the year!!

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Enjoyed the ID history museum's displays. Nice special exhibits as well. Friendly staff and easy, enjoyable museum.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Our family recently went to the "Digging up the Past" exhibit at the Museum of Idaho. It was a great experience for the kids and I had fun also learning more about dinosaurs and seeing the fossils. I loved the "Dinosaur Petting Zoo" that they had available for the kids. I appreciated that this exhibit was very hands on and... More 

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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The Museum of Idaho was a delight to visit. I went with my wife who is expecting our second girl, and my daughter who is almost two years old. We visited while the dinosaur eggs exhibit was on display. The exhibit was informative for us adults, as well as kid-friendly with many sorts of hands-on activities for the wee-ones (as... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I love coming to the Museum of Idaho! They always have great exhibits like Bodies and the dinosaur named Sue. I always loved coming here when I was a kid.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Always interesting and changing. the exhibits and history really bring the history of this town alive. not to be missed and the price is reasonable.

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