Idaho Exhibits

Ready to explore your history?

The Museum of Idaho houses over 25,000 regionally significant artifacts, which tell the stories of the variety of people who have created this unique and wonderful landscape

Exploration and Migration

Learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition and learn about the variety of people who came here and shaped the region.

Native American History

Walk through a portion of a village, created in part with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and see tipis, tools, and remnants from our region’s original inhabitants.

Atomic History

Discover how Idaho became the first state to produce usable electricity from nuclear power, and how it is on the forefront of nuclear innovation.

Eagle Rock

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.

History is not just something that happened long ago and far away. History happens to all of us all the time. Local history brings history home, it touches your life, the life of your family, your neighborhood, your community.

--Thomas J. Noel, author and historian

Ready to explore your history?

The Museum of Idaho houses around 25,000 regionally significant artifacts, many of which are on display. But a museum does more than just display. A museum probes, preserves, and presents to the public. Learn about what we have in the archives, what we're going after next, and how you can be a part of it.

The Museum of Idaho strives to be an unbiased resource for visitors to explore our past and to learn from those on whose shoulders we now stand. We are proud of what we have to offer our friends and neighbors, as well as visitors and tourists. However, we are working to live up to the name of the Museum of Idaho and tell our story more thoroughly. As we expand the footprint of our building, we will be able to offer new and exciting traveling exhibits from around the world, but just as importantly, we will be able to expand the coverage of the history that helped to make Idaho a central access to the west. The plans for the new “Idaho Experience” will offer patrons the opportunity to explore the areas that hold a special interest for them, and learn more about things they may not have realized they wanted to know.

The Museum of Idaho: Bringing the world to Idaho, and Idaho to the world.