Museums in Idaho with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Idaho, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Gem State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Idaho…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Clearwater Historical Museum

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    Orofino

    Clearwater Historical Museum invites folks to come see our collections that focus on the people and history of Clearwater River Country and its environs including Clearwater County and parts of ...

  • Ketchum Heritage Museum

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    Ketchum

    The Ketchum Sun Valley Historical Society was established in 1989 with the overlying goal of keeping the regional history alive for future generations. More specifically, the Society seeks to ...

  • Wallace District Mining Museum

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    Wallace

    The Silver Valley is the richest silver mining region in the world. In just one hundred twenty years, over 1.1 BILLION ounces of silver have been produced from mines in this valley. The museum ...

  • Museum of Rexburg

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    Rexburg

    Formerly the Teton Flood Museum, this fascinating museum tells the story of that famous Teton Dam failure, and also features a Children's Discovery Room

  • Basque Museum and Cultural Center

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    Boise

    The Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the heritage of the Basque communities of Idaho and surrounding areas. Boise, Idaho has long been a central location where Basque ...

  • Idaho Historical Museum

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    Boise

    The Idaho State Historical Museum, founded in 1907, is Idaho's largest and most visited museum. It has evolved from a simple collection of curios and relics sitting on shelves to the first museum in ...

  • Idaho Military History Museum

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    Boise

    Covering a broad spectrum of military history, via photos and artifacts, you will see Gowen Field as it was during World War II as well as Idahoans in the Philippine Insurrection through Operation ...

  • Idaho Potato Museum

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    Blackfoot

    A museum all about...yep...potatos! Idaho's favorite! A unique museum which showcases the world of the potato, from the first one planted through to potato crisps. A surprisingly historic experience ...

  • Bonner County Historical Society

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    Sandpoint

    The park has many amenities including picnic areas, a playground, tennis courts, and the Native Plant Society arboretum. Adjacent to Lakeview Park is Memorial Field which has a boat launch and is ...

  • Museum Of North Idaho

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    Coeur d'Alene

    Enjoy living history exhibit tours, seasonal galleries and varying exhibits representing the best of the area with heavy emphasis on appreciation of cultural heritage.

  • Boise Art Museum

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    Boise

    Boise's oldest visual arts organisation features many exhibitions reflecting a variety of artists, media and styles. The ARTexperience Gallery is full of hands-on activities geared specifically ...

  • Teton Flood Museum

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    Rexburg

    Extensive collections of flood memorabilia including films, photos, and other items related to the Teton Dam disaster. Plus Rexburg Children's Museum.

  • Warhawk Air Museum

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    Nampa

    Go back in time to learn about the role American Veterans have played in our future!

  • Shoshone Indian Ice Center

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    Shoshone

    Out in the blasted, treeless region that brought you Craters of the Moon National Monument lies Shoshone Ice Caves. Visitors are greeted by a looming dinosaur statue, ridden by a hairy caveman. A ...

  • Idaho Museum Of Natural History

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    Pocatello

    Idaho Museum of Natural History is a fascinating look at the states natural and cultural history. A fun and education day out for the whole family

  • Don Asletts Museum of Clean

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    Pocatello

    A staggering 75,000 sq ft of the most diverse range ever offered, with fun and fascinating hands on experiences of the theme of cleanliness applied to every possible connotation, and some of the ...

  • Museum of Idaho

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    Idaho Falls

    A fascinating and informative (and FUN!) museum of kids to learn all about the history of the amazing state of Idaho, including a Children's Discovery Room just for them.

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  • Granite Creek Guest Ranch

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    Ririe

    Kids can enjoy a REAL working cattle ranch on 4000 beautiful acres in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho. Wildlife, starry skies, and a genuine old west experience!

  • Sawtooth Adventure Company

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    Stanley

    Outdoor family adventure in Idaho! From rafting, fly fishing, wilderness trips and mountain biking, there are so many tours to choose from you might have to make it a family week out!

  • Mountain River Outfitters

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    Riggins

    Escape into the Idaho wilderness with 1/2 day to 6 day rafting trips along the beautiful Salmon River, as well as fishing trips and wilderness trips - great outdoor fun for the whole family!

  • Zoo Idaho

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    Pocatello

    Formerly Pocatello Zoo, here kids can experience the living symbols of the American West, and other North American species of animals!

  • Zoo Boise

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    Boise

    A beautiful zoo where kids can come face to face with over 300 animals from all over the world, be inspired about preservation, and learn about conservation.

  • World Center for Birds of Prey

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    Boise

    Interactive exhibits, multimedia shows, and even artwork at this center for birds of prey, featuring beautiful birds kids can come face to face with, as they learn about conservation!

  • Yellowstone Bear World

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    Rexburg

    Spend the day surrounded by roaming wildlife of North America at this drive-thru wildlife park, only 5 miles south of Rexburg!

  • Tautphaus Park Zoo

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    Idaho Falls

    Watch the flock of threatened African Penguins, experience a wallaby mob on the move, discover the gibbons aerobatic abilities or surround yourself with sights and sounds of South American birds in ...

  • Idaho Aquarium

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    Boise

    Have family friendly fun touching and feeding sharks, rays, tropical fish and puffins in their indoor 10,000 square foot aquarium! They also have fun hands on activities with kids, birthday parties, ...

  • Camas Wildlife Refuge

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    Hamer

    Home to huge amounts of bird life and small mammals, with year round hiking options, and winter sports.

  • Babby Farms

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    Caldwell

    An amazing non-profit animal experience for children and adults with disabilities an opportunity to interact with beautiful animals. Open to the public to raise money for this cause.

  • Silverwood Theme Park

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    Athol

    Have an adventurous family day out at the Northwest's LARGEST theme park! With rides, slides, and FUN, as well as live entertainment, a water park AND a steam engine! Theme park fun in Idaho!

  • Roaring Springs Water Park

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    Meridian

    A HUGE water park for splashing fun for the whole family in Idaho! Cool off on your family day out with slides, entertainment, thrill slides and NIGHT slides - all in a very cool day's work!

  • Downata Hot Springs Pool

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    Downey

    Offers family fun with waterslides, naturally heated pool, hot tub, water playground, campground, cabins,yurts, tepees and more.

  • Raptor Reef

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    Hayden

    Enjoy 25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark fun, with 2 story play areas, slides, and tupping buckets!

  • Lava Hot Springs

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    Lava Hot Springs

    Enjoy year round water fun in these hot spring pools, always at a temperature of 102 to 112!

  • 1000 Springs Resort

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    Hagerman

    Day passes available for this naturally warm geothermal heated pool in Idaho!

  • Blast Off

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    Idaho Falls

    Great indoor fun for kids in Idaho with splash tag, mini golf, rock climbing, laser tag, and so much more!