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Museum of Idaho

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Address: 200 North Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
Phone Number: +1 208-522-1400
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Description: Imagine an encounter with giant dinosaurs, the fascination of seeing the...
Imagine an encounter with giant dinosaurs, the fascination of seeing the actual artifacts of the first explorers to conquer the South Pole 100 years ago, or the allure of creatures that can create their own light. At the Museum of Idaho, you can surround yourself with these wonders of the world. 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. RACE TO THE END OF THE EARTH Jan. 31 - Sep. 1, 2014 The Museum of Idaho is proud to be the 5th museum in the world to host this exhibition, which recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration. Filled with triumph and tragedy, this story chronicles the epic journey of two competing teams in their quest to be the first to reach the South Pole. GLOW: LIVING LIGHTS Sep. 26 - Nov. 29, 2014 Have you ever wondered how strange sea creatures light up the ocean? Or what makes a firefly glow? This family-friendly exhibition dives deep into the darkest corners of our earth to shed some light on this fascinating phenomena which allows creatures to produce light for communicating, camouflage, attracting prey, and for other reasons scientists still don't understand. OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS AND WINTER FESTIVALS: Dec. 12, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015 *Dates subject to change. Please call the front desk to verify* FREE to the public the Museum of Idaho, the city of Idaho Falls, and the Interfaith Council are proud to announce the 7th 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--one of which highlight's Germany's celebration of Christmas. Along with Live Christmas music from 4pm-close every evening, special appearances from Santa Claus, there is also a canned food drive benefiting the local Idaho Falls Food bank. Don't forget to write your letters to Santa and put them in our Santa Claus Special Delivery Mailbox located in front of the museum. Kick off the holiday season by attending the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 11. For more information about our tree lighting ceremony please contact the front desk.
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Museums are not my thing but

I'm not a big fan of museums. Usually they are boring. however I really enjoy the exhibits this museum has. They are detailed and educational but still fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a big fan of museums. Usually they are boring. however I really enjoy the exhibits this museum has. They are detailed and educational but still fun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Real Pirates exhibition not great for young kids, very little hands on activities to encourage participation. We've been to other temporary exhibits in the past and liked them much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great museum. Lots of space and much to see. Lovely ladies dressed in costume who are very knowledgeable about Wydah history. Also lower part of building dedicated to history of Idaho Falls. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This museum has done a great job of bringing in interesting and cool exhibits. Real Pirates was no exception. It was interesting and fun. Younger travelers (6 and under) may not enjoy it as much but there is a whole section for kids in one room where they can touch and play with everything! My kids and I have been... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This museum, which was funded by Idaho Falls entrepreneur and philanthropist, Greg Carr, always has interesting, excellent exhibits. It's quite a surprise for such a small city. The exhibition on pirates was very educational and the entire family enjoyed it.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This exhibit was very interesting, but not necessarily enjoyable for children. Probably middle school kids would be the youngest to enjoy the display. I found it quite fascinating. The exhibit of local history is interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

WE went to go see it because our daughter loves pirates she was very bored very quickly was not worth the $28 for a family of 3 and one of there "security" guards was sound asleep by the cannon balls

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Came to see the pirate exhibition. Well worth the 10.00 admission fee. Local history items on display too. Would highly recommend stopping by to see this place.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This used to be a very small and plain museum until a collective effort made it into a national class museum. Some very nice and unique exhibits have been her- Sue the dinosaur, Titanic, Ice Age Mammals and King Tut's treasures. Now showing Pirates. Every Christmas it hosts a free exhibit of Manager scenes from around the world, the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Real Pirates exhibit is now on display. The untold story of the Whydah from slave ship to pirate ship. This is a fantastic display of the only excavated pirate ship. Pieces of eight and all. Cannons and over 200 articles preserved and displayed. The exhibit is designed to make you feel like you are aboard the ship. We were totally... More 

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Address: 200 North Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
Phone Number: +1 208-522-1400
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Idaho Falls
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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