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Idaho State Museum

The Idaho State Museum provides 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. Through exhibitions, artifacts, and educational programming, the Museum helps Idahoans and visitors understand our story. 

Please note:

Policies Updated October 12, 2021

  • The Museum is currently following the recommendations of the CDC relating to masking and social distancing.
  • Face coverings are required for all public and educational programs in the Classroom and Idaho Room regardless of vaccination status

  • Some exhibits may be closed for the health and safety of staff­ and visitors.

  • Walk-ups will be accommodated but we encourage purchasing online tickets in advance.


The Museum will have a delayed opening on Tuesday, December 7th. Doors will open at 11am.

Monday-Saturday | 10 am-5 pm
Sunday | 12 pm-5 pm

Holiday Hours

Open 12 pm-5 pm
Memorial Day, Labor Day, President’s Day, Veteran’s Day, and Easter


Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day


610 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702

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Museum Exhibits

The Idaho State Museum features over 80,000 square feet of exhibit space with over 500 artifacts combined with immersive, innovative technology to tell the story of Idaho and the profound relationship between its land and its people.

Online Textile Exhibit

"Defining Style: Western Heritage Through Fashion" is a curated selection of clothing and accessories reveals how culture, individual values, technology, and function combine to create fashions that help to visually define our lives. Using multiple levels of detailed photography and 3D modeling, this catalog makes viewing delicate textiles possible in ways not usually accessible to the public.

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