Under the Canopy

Encounter live exotic rainforest animals. Now open!

IDAHO TAKES FLIGHT

Discover the endeavors, artifacts, & pioneers that shaped Idaho’s flight legacy at this MOI-curated pocket exhibit.

GUIDED TOURS

Explore beyond the artifact labels on a tour of our flagship Idaho exhibit, “Way Out West.”

Under the Canopy

Encounter live exotic rainforest animals. Now open!
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Meet a sloth!

Go behind the scenes with a zoo-accredited caretaker for the chance to offer food, take selfies, and more!
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GUIDED TOURS

Saturdays at 11:30 am
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explore today

Experience these offerings right now at the Gem State’s premier museum.

Under the Canopy

In this special exhibit, step into the rainforest and meet 20 exotic species. Daily animal presentations and encounters available.

Way Out West

Hunt a mammoth, stroll through an Old West town, and immerse yourself in 13,000 years of Idaho and Greater Yellowstone.

Pop-in experiences

Let the kids climb and explore in the Discovery Room, check out one of six different Adventure Backpacks, or stop by a Dig Deeper STEM Station for a unique visit every time.

Upcoming programs & events

Classes, date nights, lectures, and hands-on learning for all ages

Sister Alfreda Award Ceremony

Given annually by the Idaho Humanities Council and the Idaho State Historical Society, the Sister Alfreda Elsensohn Award recognizes outstanding service by an Idaho museum, historical society, or interpretive organization. […]

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