Friday, July 27, 2012

Museum of Idaho to award travel package prize to millionth visitor

The Museum of Idaho expects its millionth visitor this summer.
Now in its 10th year, the Museum of Idaho is expecting to hit another milestone this summer when it logs its millionth visitor.
In anticipation, the museum is offering a “Who Wants to Be the Millionth?" prize package getaway. Sponsored by Idaho Falls Regional Airport and Candlewood Suites, the winner will receive airfare to Chicago (valued up to $2,500), a three-night hotel stay and City Passes to five major attractions in Chicago, including the Field Museum, where "A T. rex Named Sue" was originally curated.

“Since we began our yearlong celebration by bringing Sue back, we thought, 'What better way to celebrate our millionth visitor than to send them to the very museum that brought us Sue? Chicago is a great museum city,” said David Pennock, the Museum of Idaho's executive director.

Based on projected attendance numbers and visitor trends, the museum anticipates the winner will be selected within the next couple of weeks. In order to be eligible to win, visitors must purchase an
admission ticket to the museum. (Members of the MOI will be considered as "purchasing a ticket" when they show their entry pass.) The contest is open to anyone who purchases a ticket, but not Museum of Idaho employees, family members of museum employees, and board members.

For more information, visit the Museum of Idaho's Web page, http://www.museumofidaho.org.