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Museum of Idaho

200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
+1 208-522-1400
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Nice Museum

As well as the permanent exhibits, the rotating ones are quite interesting. The staff are helpful... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
entropy43
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Idaho
Mixes the old and new well

There are two buildings that comprise the Museum of Idaho. The new building holds the exhibit... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Mmarymomm
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Pleasanton, California
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The Museum of Idaho is the Gem State's premier science and history center, featuring world-class traveling exhibits, regional history collections, and a full schedule of events, camps, and classes for all ages. Current exhibits: DISCOVER STEAMPUNK (May 11, 2018 -- January 6, 2019) --Experiment with never-before-seen "futuristic" machines inspired by great thinkers of the 19th century such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. EAGLE ROCK, USA (ongoing) --Explore 10 actual local businesses as they appeared at the turn of the last century. LAW OF THE LAND (March 30, 2018 -- 2020) --Learn about interaction between humans and land in the West through the artifacts and stories of prominent figures from East Idaho's past, including "Dugout Dick" Zimmerman, who squatted in self-dug cave homes on public land from 1948 to 2010. CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY ROOM (ongoing) --Let the kids climb, dress up, and inhabit worlds from Idaho's past. + more exhibits on Idaho's cultural and environmental history
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

As well as the permanent exhibits, the rotating ones are quite interesting. The staff are helpful and restrooms are clean. We recently toured the Space display. We were happy that photography was allowed on this exhibit, as we were celebrating a birthday in our group...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

There are two buildings that comprise the Museum of Idaho. The new building holds the exhibit sponsored by NASA that highlights the lunar landing and the old building which is a former Carnegie Library holds history of the Idaho Falls area. We were mainly interested...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through town and enjoyed both the visiting exhibit on space and the recreation of the old town downstairs.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Idaho and stopped in to check out the museum. The space attraction was very detailed and the children enjoyed the various displays. The room we spent the most time in though was the little village dress up room. The prairie house and...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

With the space exhibit on their was lots to see. The Idaho collection was interesting (first nuclear power plant in the US us just outside Idaho Falls). Just under 2 hours was enough.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Museum has space concept,asked if there was a sit down show(like a planitarium assured us there was such a show. Once in museum, no show available but wide variety of space exploration exhibits to view and read about. Nice concept but requires a lot of...More

Thank Elaine O
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The museum has been carefully planned. There are traveling exhibits at the museum, with the current one being Space. This is very appropriate since the eclipse will be seen from the area and many preparations are being made with this in mind.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I have seen several exhibits at the Museum of Idaho and they are always both informative and educational. They spend a lot of time procuring and preparing exhibits and staff are always available for questions and discussions regarding exhibit pieces. Lots of interactive exhibit pieces...More

Thank ColdCorona
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

The museum offers a variety of exhibits that can be quite entertaining. The parking can be spotty when it is a popular exhibit. They have a nice gift shop as well.

Thank Cindy C
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We enjoyed the museum. I thought the one thing the could leverage more would be to build a bigger display about the nuclear labs work since WW II - it is facinating what they have done there and I don't think many people in the...More

Thank GLars
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The rates for 2017 are: $10 Adults $9 Seniors (62+) $8 Youth (4 - 17) FREE under four $40 Family $35 FamilyNight (Monday 5 PM - 8PM) Group rates are available
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