Events and Programs
Museum Store Sunday Sale & Vendor Fair
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Don’t go too wild on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Make sure to join us for Museum Store Sunday!
December 1st the Idaho State Museum is hosting the first annual Museum Store Sunday Vendor Fair in our historic Idaho Room.
The event will feature local artists selling their products and the M Store will be open, offering a 10% discount on everything in the store. Idaho State Historical Society members receive a 15% discount.
Additionally, for every $10 spent in the M Store, shoppers will be entered in a raffle giveaway. The raffle basket is valued at $100-$150! The drawing will be at the end of the day and you don’t need to be present to win.
The Museum will also launch sales of the permanent exhibit’s companion book, Idaho: The Land and its People by Keith Petersen.
The Vendor Fair and M Store are free to the public from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm. Visitors wishing to enter museum exhibition galleries will be charged normal admission fees. You can find the admissions prices here: https://history.idaho.gov/location/museum/
Come find the perfect gift for those that love history, Idaho, unique treasures, or all of the above!
Movie at the Museum: Miracle on 34th Street
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bring your friends and family for a matinee showing of the 1947 holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street starring Maureen O’Hara in the Idaho Room at the Idaho State Museum.
Before and after the film, get an exclusive look at the museum’s Maureen O’Hara collection, featuring items spanning her career. You can see these artifacts ahead of time starting on November 30th in our pop-up exhibit or wait until the day of the screening!
Enjoy general admission seating and watch this heartwarming film under the glow of our historic stained glass dome in the beautiful Idaho Room and complimentary holiday refreshments, like hot chocolate and cookies. Activity pages will be available for young guests (and young at heart!) during the film.
After the movie, enjoy visiting the newly renovated Idaho State Museum!
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for non-members, $2 for members.
Admissions to the museum and pop-up exhibit are not included in the movie price. You can find admission prices listed here: https://history.idaho.gov/location/museum/
Advance ticket purchase required. Seats are limited, so don’t delay!
Friday the 13th: Pardon the Presentations
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Every Friday the 13th, the Old Idaho Penitentiary comes to life with new seasonal experiences. Spend the holiday “in” this Friday the 13th, with Pardon the Presentations, featuring history presentations on Christmas pardons and holiday activities at the Idaho State Penitentiary. Enjoy warm drinks, decorate prison-themed cookies, and get some holiday shopping in with 20% off your gift shop purchase during the event.
$8 admission, or 2 for $13 using the promo code “13TH” on our website. Entry for Idaho State Historical Society Members is only $5. Presentations at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Last admission 8:00pm.
Family Second Saturday: Make Your Own Holiday Paper
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Using inspiration from the Design, Color, Repeat: Exploring Patterns and Prints Exhibition, work together to create your own holiday inspired wrapping paper! Wear your favorite holiday print to the Museum to receive a prize!
Family Second Saturdays will take place on the second Saturday of each month. Families are encouraged to drop in any time to create and learn together through these hands-on activities.
All ages welcome! Free with Museum admission.
$1 Day (Old Idaho Penitentiary)
12:00 PM - 05:00 P<
Purchase Tickets Here
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