Current Exhibits


Archimedes: Science and Innovations

now through September 28

Solve puzzles, view lost technology, and interact with machines designed in the 3rd century BC by Archimedes, a Greek mathematician whose inventions revolutionized the ancient world.

Law of the Land

now through September 28

The term “law of the land” usually refers to all the laws in force in a certain place. In the West, however, sometimes the land is the law. And certainly, the land shapes the laws and the people who are supposed to follow them.

In this temporary exhibit curated by MOI, we examine a handful of prominent East Idahoans who shaped the land or were shaped by it. Their stories add to the rich, complex interplay between the land and the features -- natural and human-made -- that govern it.

Children's Discovery Room

Kids can climb mountains, crawl through caves, dress up and explore a tipi and a settler's cabin, and enjoy puzzles, books, and experiments all in one place.



Idaho Exhibits

now through September 28, when renovation will begin on The Way Out West exhibit


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.