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Museum of Idaho

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Address: 200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
Phone Number: +1 208-522-1400
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.


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.


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.



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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Worth the four-hour drive

With several history buffs in our family, we had to make the trip for the American Revolution exhibit, and we were not disappointed. The artifacts and vignettes were fascinating... read more

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Highland, Utah
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With several history buffs in our family, we had to make the trip for the American Revolution exhibit, and we were not disappointed. The artifacts and vignettes were fascinating and extremely well organized. Whoever designed the exhibit has a very cool job and does it with flair. Even my twelve-year-old daughter who doesn't care about history was surprised that two... More 

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We went here to see the atomic power exhibits and they were very interesting as was the rest of the museum. What was really surprising was the extensive exhibit on the Revolutionary War. It was excellent.

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Pinedale, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to many museums in smaller towns in the Western United States and this one rates an "okay". The staff was helpful. They need to have more information on Idaho, if they are going to call it the Museum of Idaho. It was more of early history of the United States with a few small exhibits related to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this was an amazing exhibit. In our current election time it reminds us of the heroic endeavors that common men took on and became uncommon men, heroes, and nation builders!

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Butte, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The museum had a travelling exhibit that was very educational and interesting. The museum itself also had a nice set of regular exhibits that we enjoyed touring. The layout is nice and the staff was friendly. Definitely a highlight of Idaho Falls and we'll probably visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

If you are in Idaho Falls and have a few spare hours then go to the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls. Great exhibits and staff to help guide you through the museum. Well worth the time.

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Rigby, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The current display is "Rebel with a Cause". It has artifacts and history covering the revolution war. Very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We went here for the Rebels exhibit, and it was well put together as always!! It didn't take long to get all the way through, but descriptions and volunteers were very helpful in the learning experience!

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We visited the Museum's Rebels exhibit last week and it was fascinating. Lots and lots of detail about a period of time in our history that I knew or remembered very little about. There are volunteers stationed all around that are very knowledgeable and eager to answer questions. It is not huge like a NYC exhibit but just big enough... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Great place to get to see new displays and have a fun time with family and not spend that much. Kids and teens enjoy it.

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