An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Idaho State Museum

Idaho State Museum

Idaho Historical Museum, ca. 1962

Historical Photo of Idaho State Museum

Photo Credit: ISHS

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The Museum is currently closed for renovation.

Our temporary location has been closed while we complete the final stages of exhibition construction and artifact installation at the Idaho State Museum.  


Looking for more history?  Visit the Old Idaho Penitentiary, the Idaho State Capitol, or the Lincoln Legacy exhibit at the Idaho State Archives.

Founded in 1907, the Idaho State Museum has a comprehensive collection of over 50,000 objects.  Events, special traveling exhibitions, and programs provide unique learning opportunities for families, school groups, and other visitors.  

Exciting changes are coming for the Idaho State Museum! Get ready to enjoy a whole new experience as the Museum expands to provide more exhibits, more artifacts on display, and more activities for school groups and families. The Museum closed for an extensive renovation and expansion on August 4, 2014. While closed, we are still offering a wide variety of educational opportunities.  

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Featured Exhibition

SOLD OUT - Paranormal Investigation
Paranormal Investigation

Jul 27th to Jul 28th