Rent our space

Make your next event historic

From intimate gatherings to corporate retreats, the Museum of Idaho is a unique venue for your next event.

Maeck Education Center — East room

Great for presentations and events up to 90 people

Capacity: 

  • banquet style: up to 10 tables (5′ round, 8 seats) = 80 people
  • classroom style: up to 12 tables (6’x2′ rectangular, 3-4 seats) = 36-48 people, depending on configuration
  • cocktail party style: up to 9 cocktail tables = 90 people
  • theater style: up to 90 chairs

Amenities:

  • projector, sound system, Apple TV, podium, sink, counter space, direct access to preparation area, direct access to Way Out West exhibit hall

Rates:

  • Mon-Fri: $150/hr (10am – 6pm), $225/hr (outside hours)
  • Sat-Sun: $225/hr (10am – 6pm), $300/hr (outside hours)
  • Two-hour minimum
  • Add $10/person for exhibit access during business hours
  • Nonprofit discounts available

Maeck Education Center — West room

Great for small meetings or birthday parties up to 30 people

Capacity: 

  • banquet style: up to 4 tables (5′ round, 8 seats) = 32 people
  • classroom style: up to 6 tables (6’x2′ rectangular, 3-4 seats) = 18-24 people, depending on configuration
  • cocktail party style: up to 7 cocktail tables = 32 people
  • theater style: up to 32 chairs

Amenities:

  • projector, whiteboard, sound system, Apple TV, couch, two armchairs, direct access to street, direct access to Discovery Room

Rates:

  • Mon-Fri: $50/hr (10am – 6pm), $75/hr (outside hours)
  • Sat-Sun: $75/hr (10am – 6pm), $100/hr (outside hours)
  • Two-hour minimum
  • Add $10/person for exhibit access during business hours
  • Nonprofit discounts available

Rent the entire museum

For an unforgettable after-hours event for 2 or 200 people (or more)

Capacity: 

  • Includes exhibit galleries, Maeck Education Center (East and West), and additional rooms.

Amenities:

  • All Maeck Education Center amenities + ability to set up tables, chairs, sound system, podium, stage, etc. in exhibit galleries (some restrictions apply)

Rates:

  • Mon-Thu:
    • up to 30 people: $540
    • up to 60 people: $1080
    • up to 90 people: $1350
    • up to 120 people: $1800
    • up to 150 people: $2250
    • up to 180 people: $2700
    • up to 210 people: $3150
    • more than 210 people: contact Gregg (208-522-1400 ext. 3017 or email)
  • Fri-Sun:
    • up to 30 people: $740
    • up to 60 people: $1280
    • up to 90 people: $1550
    • up to 120 people: $2000
    • up to 150 people: $2450
    • up to 180 people: $2900
    • up to 210 people: $3350
    • more than 210 people: contact Gregg (208-522-1400 ext. 3017 or email)
  • Events may begin at 6:30pm (Mon-Sat) or 5:30pm (Sun) or later
  • Additional costs may apply for events with 210+ people, that last more than two hours, and/or that require additional MOI staff.
  • Nonprofit discounts available

Corporate partnerships

Free or discounted space rental is one of the perks of becoming an MOI corporate partner.

Book now

Space is subject to availability and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. After you submit, MOI will contact you to confirm/deny and discuss details.

Space rental request

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Questions?

Contact Gregg at 208.522.1400 ext. 3017 or email.

Don't need a room?

Check options for school field trips and tour groups that don’t require rental space.

Group visits

Parking

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

Accessibility

MOI is committed to providing a quality experience for all of our guests. All public spaces in MOI are ADA accessible.