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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
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Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Great place to visit

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Tracy ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great visits here. The current exhibit about the revolutionary war was very interesting. Put together in an unusual format and the biography cards at the beginning were fun. Staff was a little over zealous!!

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Adelanto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 2nd visit to this facility. Main attraction currently a display dedicated to the American Revolution called "Rebels with a Cause". Lots of actual artifacts and many well executed reproductions. Has a separate wing dedicated to the history of Idaho. A nice place for history buffs. Small,a visit shouldn't take all day.

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

they change the exhibits every few months, always very interesting and really world class, we make sure to see them when in town. They bring history and science to life depending on the various exhibits. There is a permanent part about Idaho and then the various ones they put together or bring in for a few months. Cost is very... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

He loved reading the history of Idaho Falls and seeing the thing is the museum He told me all about the history after his visit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here and paid $9 admission. I found out it was well worth it as the America's Revolution exhibit which runs to November 26 was great. Lots of authentic artifacts from the 1600s-1700s on display including letters, guns, military items, etc. Its an easy two hours and maybe more. Very interesting, don't miss it if you get the chance to... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the museum 4-5 times as the shows have changes and have always found it well worth the time. In fact, looking for a weekend foray, we drove from Boise primarily to visit the current show regarding the American Revolution. As always, the docents were friendly, helpful and well informed. They seem to revel in enriching visitors experience... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great American Revolution exhibit. Well displayed and laid out. Also Idaho history. $9 was not a bad price for all that was there. No photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well curated with some nice local exhibits as well as a seasonally changing exhibit. Staff is almost too attentive if you've been traveling and don't want to talk but just want to zone out and look at exhibits on your own. Clean bathrooms, good air conditioning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love! Love! Love! Very informative. I've visited this museum twice, and both times was impressed by the display and by the helpful docents.

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