Upcoming Exhibits



Darwin & Dinosaurs

September 28, 2019 -- May 31, 2020

Walk among dinosaurs and trace how their discovery in the 1800s inspired one man to set out on a journey deep into Earth's past. Highlights include rare artifacts from Charles Darwin’s life, work, and the voyage that changed science forever.

The Way Out West

opening in Summer 2020

This exhibit, the centerpiece of the museum for years to come, will tell the world's biggest and most balanced story about East Idaho, convey a diversity of voices, and offer a range of exciting and enlightening experiences for learners of all ages and all types. It will feature significant artifacts (new acquisitions as well as old favorites) and stunning interactives.

The exhibit will be housed in the museum's current permanent and traveling exhibit spaces, once construction is complete on our new traveling exhibit hall. Galleries will be organized into the following themes:

geology | prehistory | resources and industry | people and cultures | Idaho statehood | regional roots | Idaho impact

MOI would like to thank the following organizations for their generous contributions to The Way Out West: