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Museum of Idaho

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Address: 200 North Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
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+1 208-522-1400
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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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The museum has had some great exhibits come through over the years. We've seen one on Abraham Lincoln, the Titanic, the first explorers to reach the South Pole, dinosaurs... read more

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Firth, Idaho
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Firth, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has had some great exhibits come through over the years. We've seen one on Abraham Lincoln, the Titanic, the first explorers to reach the South Pole, dinosaurs. Currently, they're showing one on Rome that my kids have gone to a couple of times already and have loved it.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are educational,interesting and informative. The price charged is very reasonable. The Museum is clean well lighted and people are available to answer questions. We especially enjoyed a recent exhibit of Egypt artifacts of the Valley of the Kings.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

For a local museum, this place is capable of attracting top notch displays. They change out at a reasonable frequency and you're on to the next excellent display. If you have the time, this is a place to go.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Really good presentation and artifacts. Well designed, friendly staff. One really gets to know the area when visiting the museum. This is a must see if you want to learn about the area.

Rigby, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great display of our founding fathers! Really a good way to spend an afternoon or evening. Kids will love this place too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is the nicest museum in Idaho, far surpassing the Idaho Historical Museum in Boise. There are permanent exhibits on the history of the urban and natural area, but the Museum also brings in very high quality special exhibitions. A very memorial Egyptian exhibit (and I've been to Egypt), an excellent exhibit with rare and historically important religious texts and... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This quite the museum for a small city like Idaho falls. It has exhibits detailing idahos history back to the conception of the United States. It was very nice as well as a traveling pirates exhibition. The price was a bit steep at 20 something a person otherwise overall a good experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

After receiving an invitation my friend to visit Idaho Falls, I realized I knew virtually nothing about the state --- except for it's potatoes. If you were in the same category a trip to the museum of Idaho is a must. This little museum is quite impressive. About two thirds of the museum is taken up by rotating exhibits, such... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

For a small time museum, the Museum of Idaho continually puts on a world class exhibit. Many times items displayed are only seen in the big time museums.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I know this is a very small museum but tells a lot about the very Idaho history. I found it very interesting and informative. They were also having a special expedition in regards to the civil war. I thought it was really nice that they had volunteers around the exhibit to explain much more than what you're abou I thought... More 

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