Dear members, supporters, and friends,
The COVID-19 pandemic has made this a uniquely challenging and unsettling time for our planet and our community. The Museum of Idaho exists and thrives because of this community, and it is out of love and concern for this community — including you — that we have elected to temporarily close the museum, effective Monday, March 16, to help contain the spread of the virus.
We do not have a target reopening date, but rather, we are taking the closure one week at a time. Each Friday, we will reassess whether to open for the following week, taking into account guidance from public health officials.
MOI staff will continue to work during the closure, both in person and remotely, carrying out our mission and safeguarding and improving our institution so that it may continue to serve you and your family for many years to come. Our staff will continue caring for the collections and exhibitions and preparing to resume normal operations. We are also taking proactive, precautionary measures to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the community upon reopening. Finally, we will process refunds for those who have purchased tickets to programs and events that were scheduled during this time. Those programs and events are now cancelled.
For those looking for educational resources to keep busy, we encourage you to visit www.museumofidaho.org/resources to access a wealth of family activities related to Idaho, dinosaurs, physics, space, and more.
Finally, we encourage all to practice CDC-recommended hygiene and social distance measures to stay healthy and avoid contracting and spreading the virus.
Thank you for your support. We’ll see you back here soon.