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Offering a deep dive into both regional and national history, the Museum of Idaho is a must-visit attraction in Idaho Falls. This guide provides important details to make your visit enriching and enjoyable.

History

Originally known as the Idaho Falls Public Library, the building was repurposed as a museum in 1982. Today, the Museum of Idaho is a landmark repository for a wide array of exhibits, varying from natural history to science and art.

How to Get There

Located in Idaho Falls’ downtown, the Museum of Idaho is easily accessible by car or bus. It has its own free parking, or you can use street parking along Eastern Avenue and the surrounding area.

List of Attractions

  • Rotating exhibits that explore a wide range of topics, from science to history.
  • The Rae Room, a fully intact 1800s general store.
  • The Eagle Rock, USA exhibit that looks at unique local history.
  • Various children’s science and discovery areas to inspire young minds.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available for purchase at the museum or online. General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (62+). Youth (4 – 17) admission is $6, and children 3 & under are admitted free of charge.

Tips for Visiting

  • Visit the museum website before visiting to check what special exhibitions are currently running.
  • Families with young kids will enjoy the hands-on learning activities and areas.
  • Don’t forget to check out the museum store for unique gifts and memorabilia.
  • Allow at least two hours to fully explore the museum exhibits.
  • Photography is allowed but without a flash, so be ready to adjust your camera settings.

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