Updates for Reopening
June 8-June 12
The Museum will be open to members only in limited numbers (all hours). Timed entry will be available for 20 visitors per hour (maximum of 40 visitors at any given time).
Starting Saturday, June 13
The Museum will begin allowing general public visitation in limited numbers. Timed entry will be available for 30 visitors per hour (maximum of 60 visitors at any given time).
Member Mondays | 10am-Noon
Senior (60+) Tuesdays | 9am-10am
(no general public during these times)
June 20-21 | The Museum will offer a half-off discount on adult admission for front-line workers (service, healthcare, first responders).
- Some exhibits may be closed for the health and safety of staff and visitors.
- Please limit your time in the museum to 2 hours to allow other visitors to explore.
- Walk-ups will only be accommodated if the time slot is not at capacity.
- We highly encourage visitors to wear a face covering and practice social distancing when exploring the Museum.
- You must register online for a time to visit. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes past your scheduled time or you may have to forfeit your time slot.
- We will not accept cash at this time.
These updates are contingent upon the Governor’s “Idaho Rebounds” stages of reopening plan.
The Idaho State Museum is a fun, interactive experience where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore the story of Idaho. Furthermore, the Museum looks at how Idaho’s unique landscapes have shaped, and continue to shape, our experience. The Museum shows the profound relationship between Idaho’s people and its land have always defined what it means to live here. The newly renovated Idaho State Museum provides more space for exhibitions, artifacts, in addition to educational programming that help Idahoans and visitors understand our story.
The Museum space includes:
- Galleries devoted to the vast landscapes and stories of Idaho told geographically through North, Central, and South Idaho
- A gallery that chronicles Idaho’s geologic origins, while presenting the origin stories of Idaho’s five federally recognized tribes
- Boomtown Gallery, a space designed for children to interact and play while learning along the way
- History Lab, where people can learn history by practicing it themselves
- Stories from Idaho, an exhibition on individuals who have made an impact on Idaho’s history that invites visitors to see themselves as part of the story
- Classroom space that can be used for programming private meetings and events
- M Store featuring locally-produced products and an array of items that incorporate themes represented throughout the Museum
- A Community Room event space which can host public and private events
Monday-Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Open 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Memorial Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Columbus Day, and Easter
Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Adults (18-59): $10
Active Military & Veterans: $8
Seniors (60+): $8
College Students (w/ID): $8
Children/Youth (6-17): $5
Children 5 and under: Free
Groups of 10+ (must book two weeks in advance, excludes special programming): $1 off
EBT Cardholders (Up to 4 family members): $3
Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by a chaperone 16 years of age or older.
Blue Star Museum
Museums for All
Due to the amount of time needed to experience the museum, last admission is at 4:15 p.m.