Day care

Best day ever

Let MOI tailor an inspiring experience that your daycare will love! Read through the info below and schedule your trip today.

Admission

Preschool and day care groups that don’t qualify for our school group rate receive a sharply discounted admission rate of $7 per student. (Remember that students under the age of 4 are always admitted free to the museum!) This is possible thanks in part to the following generous grantor:

  • Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund within Idaho Community Foundation
Eligibility

Note: If your organization is a preschool that employs educators certified in Early Childhood Education in the State of Idaho, please instead visit the school field trip page.

Chaperones

Official chaperones must ensure that students follow our outlined Museum Manners for Non-School Groups during their visit. We ask that preschool and day care groups provide at least 1 chaperone for every 6 students.

Chaperones within this ratio will be admitted to the museum free of charge in exchange for directing student behavior. Groups that do not provide enough chaperones will be charged $15 for each MOI staff member that must be added in order to reach the appropriate ratio.

Grants for Busing

With our Student Transportation Initiative, educators from outside the Idaho Falls area may apply for grants to alleviate the costs of bus transportation for school field trips. These grants will be awarded subject to the availability of funds provided by generous supporters. Please contact Adrien at 208.522.1400 ext. 3011 or email for more information. This is possible thanks to the following generous grantors:

  • Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
Enhanced field trips

MOI offers an enhanced field trip experience including hands-on learning and time to explore. For only $1 more per student ($5/student total), this program offers a rotation-based experience, including two STEM lessons based on Idaho state standards, taught by professional educators, and relevant to an exhibit on display. MOI will also create a custom schedule for your visit so each chaperone knows where to go and what to do. Personalized tours from museum staff is also included as an option.

Note: Enhanced field trips must be booked at least two weeks in advance and are subject to staff availability. Contact our Outreach Educator for more information.

Museum manners

Please read through Museum Manners for Non-School Groups before your visit.

Enhance your experience

Search gallery guides, videos, and other resources for use at the museum, in the classroom and/or at home.

Schedule your field trip

Fill out this form to request a field trip. MOI will contact you to confirm, and will send additional information. Please do not finalize your plans until you have received email confirmation. Schedule is subject to availability.

Day care field trip request

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our location

MOI is located in downtown Idaho Falls, near I-15 and major routes to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and alongside fine dining, shopping, and the River Walk.

200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls

Driving directions

From I-15

Exit 118 (Downtown/Broadway), east 0.9 mi.

From US-20 (Rexburg/Yellowstone)

Exit at Riverside Dr, south 1 mi to roundabout, right on Memorial Dr, left on Broadway.

From US-26 (Jackson/Grand Teton)

Remain on US-26/Yellowstone Ave into city center, left on Elm St.

Parking

Free parking, including general, ADA, and bus parking, is available.

Accessibility

MOI is committed to providing a quality experience for all of our guests.

Questions?

Contact Ty at 208.522.1400 ext. 3014 or email.