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

— Rod Hansen, Director of Exhibits

Olde Fashioned Christmas and Winter Festivals

December 8—30, 2018

Enjoy hundreds of nativities, Santa Claus figurines, gingerbread houses, angels, and displays on Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and other winter festivals from around the world. This event is FREE to the public thanks to the decade-long support of Chesbro Music Co., as well as the Interfaith Council and several generous donors. A museum-lighting ceremony on December 7 will kick off this exhibit. For more information, click here.


SPACE: A Journey to our Future

through November 25, 2017

Step into the 360-degree theater and look far into the future of space exploration, then check your weight on both Mars and the Moon. Discover the nature of light by looking through different telescopes and step in front of an infrared camera to see the variations in your body’s temperature by the colors on the screen. Increase your knowledge of the fleet of starships exploring our solar system, and test your hand at designing a Mars base camp.

Space: A Journey to our Future is one of the largest, most spectacular exhibits on space exploration ever to tour. It will delight and expand the minds of everyone who has ever gazed at the stars and wondered what mysteries lie in the Universe. Do not miss this unique opportunity to experience our Solar System and the technology that will be used to explore the next frontier!

It Takes a Village

through December 30, 2017

In the 1860s, the city that would become Idaho Falls was dusty, dirty, and lawless, and so it remained until threads of culture began to weave together to create and enrich the fibers of our community. It was a township started by men seeking wealth and Wild West adventure, but it became a respectable society when women worked together to make it so. This exhibit, It Takes a Village, explores not only the history of these women and their work as village improvers, but also the work of modern community builders, specifically those who share and teach and stitch together stories of cooperation and unity.



Dinosaurs in Motion: Where Art and Science Meet

January 26 - April 22, 2018

In this unique, new exhibition, dinosaurs are the medium for educating and exciting multi-generational families on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) concepts. Dinosaurs in Motion educates the visitor by using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, recycled metal dinosaur sculptures with exposed mechanics inspired by actual fossils. The exhibition theme captivates the visitor by drawing them into the powerful “brand” of dinosaurs, while creating a unique opportunity to teach and interact with the basic principles of STEAM. A truly interactive, engaging and fun STEAM exhibition for all ages!