Race to the End of the Earth
Jan 31 - Sept 1 2014

Carousels: Art and History in Motion
Jan. 25 - May 27, 2013

King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb
June 15 - Nov. 24, 2012

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Jan 27 - May 12, 2012

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Feb. 25, 2011 - Sept. 5, 2011

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Sept. 24 Dec. 4 2010

Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs
January 28, 2010 September 11, 2010

Lincoln: Preservation of a Nation
September 24, 2009 December 5, 2009

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Wheels...Are We There Yet?
January 16, 2009 February 12, 2009

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February 22, 2008 November 30, 2008

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September 28, 2007 January 17, 2008

Ink and Blood
February 16, 2007 September 3, 2007

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July 14, 2006 January 27, 2007

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February 10, 2006 to June 22, 2006

Space Journey
February 8, 2005 September 10, 2005

Giant Insects
October 12, 2004 January 15, 2005

Lewis and Clark in Idaho
February 17, 2004 September 6, 2004

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July 1, 2003 - Jan. 24, 2004

A T. rex Named Sue
February 18, 2003 May 26, 2003


Race to the End of the Earth

The Museum of Idaho is the 5th Museum in the World to host Race to the End of the Earth

The Museum of Idaho’s (MOI) newest exhibition, Race to the End of the Earth, opens on Friday, January 31.   This exhibition chronicles the epic journey of two competing teams in their quest to be the first to reach the South Pole.  This is one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration, which captivated the world 100 years ago, and still resonates today. 


Between 1911-1912, Norwegian Roald Amundsen, an adventurer in the classic sense, and British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott who sought the South Pole in the spirit of scientific inquiry, led their teams on an 1,800-mile journey from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the Pole and back.  They braved starvation and isolation as they traversed through some of the harshest conditions on the planet.  


Visitors of all ages will become part of the quest to be the first to reach the South Pole.  Interactives and hands-on activities engage visitors in understanding what it would have been like to travel to the coldest place on Earth 100 years ago, as well as what it is like to be there today.  Visitors will also be immersed in the science, wildlife, and wonders of Antarctica as they visualize weather systems and ocean currents, watch an iceberg calve, and discover how scientists think the warming of this area will affect the rest of the planet.  Photographs, paintings, and rare historical artifacts from Amundsen and Scott’s expeditions are also featured.


The MOI will host this exhibition until September 1, 2014, where it will leave to go to the Musee de Confluences in Lyon, France.  Race to the End of the Earth has also been showcased at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C., Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, Italy, and the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria Canada, making the MOI the 5th museum in the world to host this extraordinary exhibition.



Roald Amundsen from Norway

British Captain Robert Falcon Scott