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 phrase “law of the land” is a legal term referring to all the laws in force in a certain place, but in the West, sometimes the land is the law…or at least the land shapes the laws and often the people that are asked to follow them.

In this exhibit, we examine several people who shaped the land or were shaped by the land. Their stories add to the rich, complex nature of this interplay between the land and the various features that govern it. Whether the people who have populated this region are shaped by the rugged natural landscape or are shaping it, is for you to decide….


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