Children's Museum of Idaho opens to public Dec. 2

Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 18:38:09-05

It's a space where kids can become astronauts, veterinarians, train conductors, or all of the above. 

They're learning, but they're learning through play," said executive director of the Children's Museum of Idaho Pat Baker. 

The unveiling of the Children's Museum of Idaho marks nearly eight months of city collaboration and creativity. Local designers and artisans helped craft the museum with more than 20 different displays, all of them exposing children to different decades and professions.

"How do you make a bank fun that's a fun bank now there's so much going on in their kid can actually learn about currency and see the different currencies," said designer Mike Schroeder. 

The museum is one of 300 others around the country, but this one is unique to our state's history.

"There's a frontier exhibit that is historical from when Idaho became a state in 1890, there's agriculture," said Baker. 

The different rooms and attractions in the museum certainly interest the kids.

"At first when I saw the snake in it I thought it was a real snake," said 7-year-old Carson Gray. 

It also opens up their world to new possibilities.

"I really like playing and being a pretend vet," said 9-year-old Addie Gray. 

No one has to leave here knowing what they want to be when they grow up but the museum hopes they'll learn ready to learn more. 

"I'd like to come here again and play with this set again," said Gray