PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS AT THE
 
 
 
RACE FOR ATOMIC POWER
Learn about the dramatic scientific and political adventure that occurred in Idaho’s own backyard including information about the first usable amounts of electricity produced by a nuclear reactor, the first city to be powered by nuclear energy, the birth of the nuclear navy, and many other important advances in nuclear power.
 

This display includes the first light bulb ever lit by a nuclear reactor (fully fueled with plutonium) as well as graphite from the world's first nuclear reactor, EBR-1.
 
                                    
 
Funded in part by the Save America’s Treasure’s Program with matching funds from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Bechtel National, Bechtel BWXT-ID, Argonne National Lab, and others, the exhibits were developed by the Atomic Heritage Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Department of Energy-Idaho. Academy Studios of Novato, CA designed and fabricated the museum exhibits.
 
LEWIS AND CLARK IN IDAHO
Learn how Lewis and Clark impacted Idaho, about their interactions with the Shoshone Village, and more about Idaho Natural and Cultural History.
EAGLE ROCK
Take a stroll down memory lane to see what Idaho Falls used to look like in our Eagle Rock Exhibit.
 
 
CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY ROOM

 

Children of all ages will agree that a visit to the Museum of Idaho isn’t complete until you’ve experienced our Children’s Discovery Room. Children can enjoy an endless array of hands'-on activities such as, crawling through a bear cave or beaver dam, pretending to be an Indian in an authentic tipi, playing in an early pioneer log cabin, or participating in a variety of rotating educational “work” stations.  Rich murals combine with elaborate 3D landscaping to immerse children in a variety of Eastern Idaho landscapes.  As children travel from a lush Idaho forest to the stark contrast of the Snake River plains, they are invited to pretend, explore, test, listen, and tinker in this fun-filled interactive world designed to engage their imaginations and spark their creativity.

 

Whatever they choose, they are sure to be delighted and educated by this unique MOI experience.