Looking for a family-friendly, educational activity during the holidays?
The Idaho Museum of Natural History will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1, but otherwise will have its regular hours during the holiday season.
The museum’s regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and closed Mondays.
While at the museum you can enjoy “Evolving Idaho” which explores how evolution has shaped the diversity of Idaho’s plants and animals, showcasing some of their amazing adaptations to Idaho’s environment through interactive modules that feature evolution occurring in Idaho residents’ own backyards.
Or meet the 39 native fish of Idaho in our Gone Fishin’ exhibit. The heart of Gone Fishin’ features a one-of-a-kind art exhibition called 38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project. 38 Minus spotlights all 38 varieties of Idaho’s native fish using life size paper relief sculptures created by artist, Lonnie Hutson. It took Hutson, an alumnus of the University of Idaho, three years to make all the sculptures. The handmade paper used in each sculpture is full of natural materials like volcanic ash and Idaho plants, making each piece unique and irreplaceable. To complement such masterful artwork, the museum will have interactive touchscreen stations highlighting more information about each fish, modern and historic fishing camps, wall puzzles, and exhibits spotlighting our local Portneuf River.
For admission information please visit imnh.isu.edu.