Discover Steampunk

Exhibit world premiere -- now through 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.

Read more about the exhibit at The Steampunk Tribune.

What is steampunk?

Steampunk is a genre of science fiction and design reflecting 19th-century visions of the future. It features technology (often steam-powered) reminiscent of the Victorian era, but often performing modern functions. Here are examples of steampunk art, fashion, and even movies you’ve probably seen.

Idaho Exhibits

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


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.


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.


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


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

Law of the Land

The term “law of the land” usually refers to all the laws in force in a certain place. In the West, however, sometimes the land is the law. And certainly, the land shapes the laws and the people who are supposed to follow them.

In this temporary exhibit curated by MOI, we examine a handful of prominent East Idahoans who shaped the land or were shaped by it. Their stories add to the rich, complex interplay between the land and the features -- natural and human-made -- that govern it.


Stay tuned for an announcement on the 2019 exhibit schedule.

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

— Rod Hansen, Director of Exhibits