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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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The Pirates Have Arrived

The theme was Real Pirates. (The theme changes like twice a year). They had lots of artifacts on display. It was like seeing and experiencing a pirate’s life on a ship. The Pirate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The theme was Real Pirates. (The theme changes like twice a year). They had lots of artifacts on display. It was like seeing and experiencing a pirate’s life on a ship. The Pirate ship, called the Whydah, was shipwreck many years ago but then found and is now on display at this museum. You learned of many people who were... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to the museum twice. Once was very good, the second time wasn't very interesting. If they are displaying something that you have interest in, it is worth the price of admission.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum has had extremely interesting exhibits and continues to bring great information to Idaho Falls and to all who stop at the exhibits on their way to and from everywhere.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited four exhibits: Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, NASA and technology, The DOE Site, and (Hmmm) one other. They all had a lot of really interesting stuff, meaning they all had stuff our children should really have heard about as part of their basic American education. I suppose there are no traveling Civil War exhibits that do not... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In May when I visited the museum they had a pirate theme exhibition running telling the tales of the early pirates working the coasts of the eastern seaboard and Caribbean. Lots of artifacts from old ship cannons too salvaged items from sailing ship wreaks It was well done for an group of enthusiasts in the period costumes. In the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the exhibit at the Museum of Idaho. The pirate exhibit was wonderfully represented. My favorite part was seeing the Caribbean being represented because I've lived in the Dominican Republic. The story of Pirate life both in the Caribbean in the north Atlantic by the eastern United States was well explained. We loved looking at the different artifacts that... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and kids got to go to the museum and see the pirate exhibit. It turned out to be a smaller version of the same exhibit that we had seen in Denver before but very well done. My kids said their favorite part of the museum was the small town exhibit. I am always glad to find museums that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We went and saw the exhibit pirates and my kids loved it! they got to see real canons and really treasure! they even had exhibits that were in pressurized takes because they were straight from the ocean !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Although small in physical size this museum is well managed and selects historical subject matter that are of general interest to most with a regularly scheduled rotation of artifacts and other items. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Smithfield, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

They had a pirate theme displayed. It was fun to see pirates come to life in a museum setting. Great for the family, wished we had taken our kids. But it was fun as a couple as well.

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Address: 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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