People, Land & Water

This state-of-the-art exhibition introduces audiences to the scope and influence of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Features of this all-new visitor experience include over 75 fascinating artifacts, an inspiring 14-minute film, plus educational multimedia presentations to acquaint and actively engage the public with the Department’s history, relevance, and current missions. A timeline, plus broad interpretive themes of discoveringprotectingcontemporary cultures, and powering our future provide a framework for understanding the interconnectivity among the Department’s nine bureaus, as well as the projects in which our 70,000 employees are engaged nationally and internationally. Learn just how much there is to discover about the Department of Everything Else.

Museum hours: Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (closed Federal holidays)


What do Snoopy, Cher, and Bill Nye the Science Guy have in common? What piece of film history was unearthed in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes? And just who was Johnny Horizon anyway? And what about all those western movies - those classic cowboy films - filmed on DOI lands along with science fiction films? Find out all of this and more in the DOI Pop exhibition on view at the Interior Museum.