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Museum of Idaho Idaho Falls

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Museum of Idaho
200 N. Eastern Ave
Idaho Falls
ID
83402
Tel: 208-522-1400

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Located on the edge of historic downtown, the museum is located at

Where are we going today?

Idaho is an amazing state, and has such a rich and fascinating history. So what better way for kids to learn all about this history that at a museum dedicated to it! The Museum Of Idaho is filled with wonderful exhibits (both temporary and permanent) where kids can go back through time at all the amazing things that happened in this great state.

Heard of Lewis & Clark? Well, they have heard of Idaho! In fact, they had a great impact on the state. There is an entire exhibit about their interactions with the Shoshone Village, which in turn shows kids more about the Natural and Cultural History of Idaho.

Ever wonder what the city of Idaho Falls looked like before it became the city it is today? Then just head to the Eagle Rock exhibit, where kids can stroll down memory lane and take a look at the how much has changed - right where they're standing!

Love science? Then maybe the Race For Atomic Power might interest the older kids. Did you know that it was right in Idaho's backyard that dramatic scientific adventure occurred, including finding out about the first usable amounts of electricity that are produced by a nuclear reactor. The display also has the first ever light bulb lit by a nuclear reactor - pretty impressive!

And for ALL kids, the Children's Discovery Room is where they can experience and enjoy an array of fun and interactive hands-on activities. They can crawl through a beaver dam, or explore a bears cave! They can be an Indian in an authentic tipi, or transform into an early pioneer in their very own log cabin. Amazing for the imagination! From lush forests to Snake River plains, there is plenty to spark their creativity.

The Museum of Idaho is a great insight into this great state - and one that kids will walk away from full of new and wonderful knowledge!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$6 (ages 4 - 17)
  • Free Under: 4 years of age
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Mon & Tues 9am - 8pm / Wed - Sat 9am - 5pm.

Closed Sundays.

Teachers corner

It's an amazing place for education! The museum offer Meet A Scientist days the third Saturday of select months, there are one day classes for kids aged 2 - 12 throughout the year, and there are guides for field trips and summer camps available. Call them to arrange! .

I'm Hungry!

Idaho Falls has some amazing places to eat, so make sure you grab something before you visit so you don't wander round on an empty rumbling tummy! .

Healthy Eating!

Don't forget to stay hydrated - it's very important! Grab a bottle of water before your visit .

Any Top Tips?

Family nights are Mondays 5pm - 8pm, and you get a great discount .

Doing our bit

The museum are dedicated to preserving and showcasing the cultural and natural history of Idaho. They continue to collect and preserve artifacts and photos that tell the story of the region! .

More information

You can become a member and get unlimited museum visits! .

What people are saying?

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    I have only missed 2 exhibit in 7 years. It is great and the people that work there are so nice. One of the best things to do in Idaho Falls. We went to the bodies exhibit 4 times. We are so lucky to have this here.

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    This museum could be so much more. Idaho is so full of rich history of which could easily fill five buildings of this size yet the Idaho History displays still feature the exact same setup and old props from the 1970's that time is now beginning to wreak her havoc upon. At least that is how it still was in 2012. And a Guitar exhibit isn't going to be enough to beat out Bodies: The exhibit.

    This museum needs a major update and not just the outside facelift and spiffy area for the traveling exhibits. Update the Idaho History exhibits. Change out...Read More

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    I'm rating the CUSTOMER SERVICE as one star.
    I was interested in hosting my upcoming wedding here, but I've become so irritated that I'm giving up. The Director of Marketing is my main problem- I get nothing but her voicemail & by the time she calls me back, it's anywhere from a day to a week later. And if I accidently miss her call, I desperately try calling her back to talk to her but I have yet to speak with her. It's been phone-tag for a couple weeks now. And the Business Manager is no help because she doesn't even know what hours the...Read More

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    Great quality exhibits and docents for a great price and no long drives or lines.

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    Awesome museum for size of town! Always has nice exhibit on display. Currently showing Bodies exhibit which showcases the human body. Wow!!! Don't miss this one.

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by Chad Russell

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This museum could be so much more. Idaho is so full of rich history of which could easily fill five buildings of this size yet the Idaho History displays still feature the exact same setup and old props from the 1970's that time is now beginning to wreak her havoc upon. At least that is how it still was in 2012. And a Guitar exhibit isn't going to be enough to beat out Bodies: The exhibit.

This museum needs a major update and not just the outside facelift and spiffy area for the traveling exhibits. Update the Idaho History exhibits. Change out the clothing on the mannequins for something else worn durning specified eras. Replace old and outdated stuffed animals and replace with better preserved specimens.

WHile I don't have all the answers, politically, I do know this: when enough people get together and care enough, things can get changed for the better. It's happened hundreds of thousands of times in history.

by gary mantifel

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I'm rating the CUSTOMER SERVICE as one star.
I was interested in hosting my upcoming wedding here, but I've become so irritated that I'm giving up. The Director of Marketing is my main problem- I get nothing but her voicemail & by the time she calls me back, it's anywhere from a day to a week later. And if I accidently miss her call, I desperately try calling her back to talk to her but I have yet to speak with her. It's been phone-tag for a couple weeks now. And the Business Manager is no help because she doesn't even know what hours the Director of Marketing is actually in the building. And she can't give me any information on if I could take a tour , etc.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS VENUE FOR ANY EVENT YOU ARE PLANNING.

Although the employees I meantioned sucked, the EXHIBITS are amazing and I make sure to see every different exhibit that is offered.

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