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“Upscale museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Idaho

Museum of Idaho
200 North Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
+1 208-522-1400
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Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Idaho Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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“Upscale museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This museum has top notch exhibits, usually from a national tour. It has fair prices and plenty of parking. Inside is clean, quiet and nicely laid out. Convenient rest rooms, an elevator and ramps for handicapped access.

Visited August 2012
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Salt Lake, Utah
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“King Tut does Idaho!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is a very interesting exhibit. Yes these are replicas but they have been done by the museum in Cairo and the Metropolitan. This is a great exhibit to introduce your children to King Tut. My husband and I really enjoyed this and we really enjoyed the volunteers throughout the museum that added so much info to what you were seeing. The permanent exhibit is really good also. I learned so much and the Eagle Rock,USA exhibit is a great example of a frontier town. I can't wait to bring my grandkids up to see this delightful museum.

Visited July 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“King Tuts in the house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I was disappointed to see that all of the items were replicas of the real items from Egypt but it was a nice visit and we had a good time.

Visited July 2012
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“Nice Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This museum has a lot of interesting things in it. They have volunteers all over the museum to guide you and answer any questions you may have. They also have different displays throughout the year so if you have been once you can still return and see something different and new. Love this museum.

Visited July 2012
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“King Tut in Idaho is kind of cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We visited the King Tut display this weekend. It was very well done. We were actually in Egypt 6 weeks ago and saw the real King Tut room in the Egyptian Museum. Many of the displays here are replicas. However they are really good replicas. They have a lot of pieces on display. There are a few real pieces which are in glass cases. The Egyptian culture is so fascinating. It is worth the time to go visit. Hard to imagine that they had such beautiful things back 1500 B.C. Idaho Falls is very fortunate to get to have the dispalys here that they are able to get. Of course the mummy is not real but it looks just like the real ones in Egypt. It gives you a great look at something that you may never have the opportunity to go to Egypt and see. Even those with the means may not be able to go with the political tension in the area now. It was a very well spent afternoon.

Visited May 2012
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