Field Trips

Interested in coming to the IMNH with your  school class, boy or girl scout group, day care class, home school students, or birthday party? Give us a call!   


Please schedule your field trip with the education office by calling (208)282-2195 or email: 

Benefits to Scheduling 

  • Tour tailored to your group’s needs
  • Developmentally appropriate presentations
  • Your group will not accidentally overlap with other scheduled tours
  • An educational activity can be added to your tour


If you are representing a cost restricted group please call us for more information. 

K-12 Groups

Chaperoning Adults: Free

Students: $2

Adult or Other Groups

$8 per Adult


Whether you’re visiting with a group of five or 50, the Idaho Museum of Natural History can offer your students an authentic experience like none other. We customize field trip experiences to encompass all areas of STEM education in The Wheel of Dietalignment with the Idaho State Standards. Exhibit Interpreters and Museum staff offer insight on gallery exhibitions while the Science Discovery Center offers a free-choice learning environment for scientific discovery.  Contact the ERC for more information: 208-282-2195 or email:   Cost: $2 per student. Teachers and volunteers are free.

Mammoth Murder MysteryPopular Class Activities at the Museum (Activity Price Included in Admission):

Faux Fossils

Using clay, sea shells, and plaster of paris students learn the difference between fossils and bones, and make their own mold and cast fossil to take home. 

Mammoth Murder Mystery

Get on your detective hat!  As part of our gallery experience,  we introduce students to an ancient crime scene.  A baby Mammoth has been murdered!  After identifying clues at the crime scene student evaluate their clues using information in the museum gallery.  Meet suspects and explore potential murder weapons! After the mystery, students can have a guided tour or enjoy free time. 

Gyotaku Fish Prints

To compliment our Gone Fishin’ exhibit we have purchased a set of rubber trout to make unique pieces of fishy art students can take home. Before making prints we explore fish life cycles and talk about stream ecology. 

Evolution and Natural Selection

We offer specialized activities for middle school and high school students that utilize our Evolving Idaho exhibit.