IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Día Del Museo is coming back to the Museum of Idaho this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It's a chance for those who prefer to, or can only read and speak Spanish, to become more immersed into exhibits at the museum.
On Sunday, Spanish speaking guides will be available throughout the museum to help educate and provide information.
The Museum of Idaho says the hispanic population is among the fastest growing in Idaho Falls, so removing the language barrier is beneficial to be able to invite more people into the museum. The Museum of Idaho's Public Outreach Educator says, "Providing multiple languages in an exhibit space broadens the horizons of that knowledge can get to. It's incredibly important for everybody to to have the same opportunities."
Tickets for Día Del Museo will be available for a discounted price. Tickets are $8 for individuals and $25 for families. They say you just need to mention you are here for Día Del Museo at the front desk.
This is not the only thing the Museum of Idaho is doing to create a more inclusive experience. Coming sometime within the next year, they will be offering audio tours throughout the 'Way Out West' exhibit.
They say this will help welcome another demographic into the museum – the visually impaired.
Audio will be available in both English and Spanish.
"Not only is this so crucial for the Spanish-speaking population, but also anyone else who might want to experience 'Way Out West' in a different sort of way," Museum of Idaho's Marketing Director Kaitlin Miklos said. "And we have a lot of people who are visually impaired. And so having audio tours is crucial for them. And this is going to be just also a fun experience for anyone who comes through and just wants to be immersed in the story and the history of Idaho."