Five things you didn’t know about IMNH

Herpetology collection

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) was founded in 1934 as the Historical Museum of the Southern Branch of the University of Idaho, as Idaho State University (ISU) was then called. The museum was established by a group of …

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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 …

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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

Market Lake WMA features large patches of Milkweed near water.

Market Lake WMA features large patches of Milkweed near water.

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Evolving Idaho Interactive Exhibits

The Evolution Laboratory

The Evolution Lab

 Test your knowledge of the tree of life and phylogeny using the PBS evolution lab game!
Science Seekers Wetlands

Science Seekers Wetlands

 In this game, hunt for important species in wetland environments!

Producers, Consumers, Decomposers

This game is identifying the
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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 …

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Science Trek Advertisement

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™ …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Museum Magazine Article

Read the text of Dr. Maschner’s article in Museum Magazine.

Museum Magazine 3D Natural History

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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 …

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