School field trips

Best day ever

Let MOI tailor an inspiring experience that aligns with your curriculum and builds on your work in the classroom. Read through the info below and schedule your trip today.


Thanks to our Student Ticket Initiative, school groups receive a sharply discounted admission rate of $5 per student.

Busing (grants and parking map)

Check out our bus parking map here!

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 from generous supporters.

This is possible thanks to the following generous grantors:

  • Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation

Official chaperones must ensure that students follow our outlined Museum Manners during their visit. We ask that school groups provide chaperones based on the following ratios:

  • Grades Pre-K to 5: at least 1 chaperone per 6 students
  • Grades 6+: at least 1 chaperone per 10 students

Chaperones within these ratios 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 to direct student behavior.

Enhanced field trips

MOI offers an enhanced field trip experience including hands-on learning and time to explore. For only $1 more per student ($6/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 are also included as an option.

Note: Enhanced field trips must be booked at least two weeks in advance and are subject to staff availability.

School memberships

MOI will offer school memberships to any public or private area school to help build a culture of lifelong learners, supplement curriculum, and help teachers and students dive deep into project-based and place-based learning. With a membership, schools may save on scheduling multiple field trips per year and receive special access to certain MOI programs.

To learn more and sign up, contact Shannon at 208.522.1400 ext. 3004 or email.

Enhance your experience

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

Busing grants made possible by:

Schedule your field trip

Fill out this form to request a field trip. MOI will contact you to confirm, and will send details regarding bus parking, educational resources, and museum etiquette. Please do not finalize your plans until you have received email confirmation. Schedule is subject to availability.

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.


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


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


Contact Ty at 208.522.1400 ext. 3014 or email.