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.

Admission

Thanks to our Student Ticket Initiative, school groups receive a sharply discounted admission rate of $4 per student. This is possible thanks to ticket sales from our annual Haunted History Tours and the following generous grantor:

  • Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund within Idaho Community Foundation
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 from generous supporters. Please contact Stevie at 208.522.1400 ext. 3010 or email for more information. This is possible thanks to the following generous grantors:

  • Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
  • William and Shirley Maeck Family Foundation
Chaperones

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.

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.

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. 

To learn more and sign up, contact Camille at 208.522.1400 ext. 3013 or email.

Enhance your experience

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

Parking

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

Accessibility

MOI is fully ADA accessible.

Questions?

Contact Stevie at 208.522.1400 ext. 3010 or email.