The Museum of Idaho is a non-profit organization. It is the intermountain west’s premier museum in bringing exceptional exhibits to the public forefront. It is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the sciences, the humanities, and the natural and cultural history while also providing new experiences and unique educational opportunities.

The museum offers internationally and nationally acclaimed traveling and permanent displays. With it's continually expanding exhibits, they have reached captive audiences across the intermountain west with our past and upcoming exhibits.

The museum is located inside the building originally built for the City of Idaho Falls as the Andrew Carnegie Library in 1916. The museum first started in 1982 when the Bonneville Historical County took over the vacated building when it was no longer sufficient for the library. In 2003, the community generously donated funds to add an additional 20,000 sq. feet to the building which included the purchase and joining of an adjunct Masonic Temple. It is now listed on the registry for National Historic places.

The museum is family friendly and is a great place to take your family to learn about exciting things the museum offers.

The museum offers traveling exhibits and permanent exhibits......

Traveling Exhibits
  • A T. Rex Named Sue: 2003
  • Discovering Idaho: The World of Lewis & Clark: 2004
  • Giant Insects: 2004
  • A Space Journey: 2005
  • Secrets of the Cave: 2005
  • Savage Seas: 2006
  • Guns & Hooks: 2006
  • Ink & Blood: 2007
  • World of the Pharaohs: 2008
  • Wheels: Are We There Yet?: 2008
  • Titanic: 2009
  • Lincoln: Preservation of a Nation: 2009
  • Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs: 2010
  • Decoding da Vinci: 2010
  • BODIES…The Exhibition: 2011
  • A Grateful Nation: A Look Back at WWII
  • Teeth, Tails, & Trouble: A T. rex Named Sue and How to Raise a Dinosaur 2012
  • King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb: 2012
  • Carousels 2013


Permanent Exhibits                                           Seasonal Exhibits  

  • Eagle Rock                                                Olde Fashioned Christmas & Winter Festivals: 2007 – Present
  • Race for Atomic Power
  • Lewis & Clark in Idaho