EXHIBITS

CURRENT EXHIBITS

CLOSED FOR MAJOR EXHIBIT TRANSITION

until January 26, 2018

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IDAHO EXHIBITS

The Museum of Idaho houses thousands of artifacts telling the stories of the flora, fauna, and forces that have shaped our region.

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

Walk through a portion of a village created in part with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and see tipis, tools, and remnants of our region’s original inhabitants.

EAGLE ROCK, USA

Peer into a one-room schoolhouse and ten historic businesses as they appeared in the late 19th century, when Idaho Falls was a dusty frontier town beginning to figure out its identity.

EXPLORATION AND MIGRATION

Learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition and the variety of people who came to our region and shaped it.

ATOMIC ADVANCES

Discover how Idaho became the first state to produce usable electricity from nuclear power, and how it remains on the forefront of nuclear innovation.

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

Dinosaurs in Motion: Where Art and Science Meet

January 26 – April 22, 2018

Explore science, art, and innovation themes as you learn to control 14 life-size, interactive, recycled-metal dinosaur sculptures with lever-and-pulley systems and remote controls.

Discover Steampunk

May 11, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Interact with "futuristic" inventions that 19th-century thinkers like Jules Verne and Isaac Singer envisioned, and explore creative problem-solving and other STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) concepts.

What is steampunk?

Simply put, steampunk is Victorian-era science fiction. It’s a movement and design aesthetic inspired by Victorian ideals of industry and steam power that often features retro-futuristic inventions. Here are some examples of steampunk art, fashion, and movies, some of which you’ve probably seen.

The Museum of Idaho exhibits team is a surveyor of what is beautiful, fascinating, and noteworthy.

— Rod Hansen, Director of Exhibits

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