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What do you know about Idaho, kids? What if we told you there were a host of amazing things to discover about this great state at the Idaho State Museum - would you believe us?

Only one way to find out - let's take a trip!

The Idaho State Museum is where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to explore how Idaho's unique landscapes have shaped, and continue to shape, the way those who call it home live!

The exhibits showcase the amazing relationship between the people and the land, and as soon as you walk into the lobby, you gain an incredible sense of the landscape of the area.

The Origins gallery is the story of Idaho's Native American tribes, and you can actually hear sounds of some of the state's native critters.

Lewis and Clark are features, as you uncover Idaho's three distinct geographic regions, and kids can learn about the rich history of mining, lumbering, and transportation - you can even feel the beat of the 1910 Big Burn! Ouch!

Experience a virtual chair life up a mountain, sit around a campfire, and discover how difficult the Oregon Trail really was for travelers.

You can even take a virtual bike ride through historic Boise!

Kids of all ages always love the hands-on experiences based on early professions and trades within the state, and make sure you stop at Deja Moo - the famous two-headed cow!

With a penny arcade, changing exhibits and a host of historic discoveries, it seems the Idaho State Museum might just show you there is more to Idaho than meets the eye!

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$10

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Children

$5 (Ages 6 to 17)

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Discount

Seniors, students with ID, active military & veterans $8

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Free Under

5 years

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Last Updates

2018

Any top tips?

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Check the website for fun events across the year, such as Summertime Stories, animal talks and summer camps!

I'm Hungry!

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Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit, there are plenty of options!

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner

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They are great for field trips, so just give them a call to ask about taking the students! They also offer homeschool days too

Need a little extra help?

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Give them a call if you have any questions about the accessibility - they will be happy to help!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Idaho

When can we go?

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10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm - 5pm Sunday (Last admission 4:15pm)

Open year round

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