Gone Fishin' Exhibit Set to Open Next Friday in Pocatello

Pocatello, ID–August 21st, 2015 The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) to open newest exhibit Gone Fishin’ in its gallery, located on the campus of Idaho State University. Did you know that Idahoans spend over 2 million days fishing every year? Or that the Salmon River is one of the longest undammed rivers in the […]Read More »

Museums and Students Team up to Save Monarch Butterflies in Idaho

On July 7th, 2015 our Education Specialist, Becky Hansis-O’Neill, teamed up with the Education Coordinator from the Museum of Idaho (MOI), and former Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) intern, Chloe Doucette to take students participating in MOI’s High Adventure Camp into the field to monitor Monarch butterfly larvae. During the summer months, Monarchs migrate to […]Read More »

Evolving Idaho Interactive Exhibits

 Test your knowledge of the tree of life and phylogeny using the PBS evolution lab game!    In this game, hunt for important species in wetland environments!   This game is identifying the item shown as a producer, consumer, or decomposer.   This game is based on natural selection, help the new species evolve and […]Read More »

Idaho Museum of Natural History Part of Idaho Gives Campaign

Idaho Gives is a special day for philanthropy across Idaho: a day for nonprofits to tell their stories and share their work, which enriches communities throughout our state. It’s a day for Idahoans to come together with one voice of support for our nonprofits, big and small. On May 7, 2015, join us here to […]Read More »


Cost: $43.00! No Registrations at the Door Who: Children in 3rd through 5th Grades What: Science Trek™ 2015 Where: Idaho Museum of Natural History When: Friday, April 24th, 2015 Information: Becky Hansis-O’Neill (208) 282 – 2195 Email: Science Trek™ 2015 is co-hosted by Idaho Public Television & Idaho Museum of Natural HistoryRegistration DEADLINE March […]Read More »

Kid's After School Classes: Animal Bone Identification Lab in March!

Does your child love animals, bones, skulls, or all of the above?  Our next children’s after school class will focus exclusively on bones!  The IMNH specializes in fun, hands-on, classes activities to get your young learner excited about science and natural history.  Students will engage with bone experts and learn how to identify where bones go […]Read More »

Plant of the week: Orogenia linearifolia (Indian Potato or Turkey Peas)

A member of the carrot/parsley family, Orogenia is only a couple of inches tall with a root that goes much deeper. The petals are white but the anthers and the top of the ovary are dark purplish, giving the look of salt and pepper. Tuber-like roots can be used raw sliced and fried, or boiled. […]Read More »

Open House for Sho-Ban Tribal members

The Idaho Museum of Natural History would like to invite residents of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation to an open house event on September 28, 2013, from 11 am to 5 pm. This event is free to all members of the Sho-Ban tribe. September 28, 2013, is the last day to view the Smithsonian traveling […]Read More »

Shark Week

We are celebrating Shark Week in style! Join us during the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week for special hands-on activities with modern and ancient sharks. At the Idaho Museum of Natural History, in the Science Discovery Center. Thursday, August 8-Saturday, August 10, 2-5 pmRead More »

Museum Magazine Article

Read the text of Dr. Maschner’s article in Museum Magazine. Museum Magazine 3D Natural HistoryRead More »

Educator Resources

The Idaho Museum of Natural History reaches over 10,000 children annually through outreach programs, guided tours, and after school classes. As the state museum of natural history, the Education Resources Center offers unique educational materials and classes for teachers and students from the Snake River Plain, into the Panhandle, and beyond. We at the ERC […]Read More »