Summer Programs

Enjoy Summer with IMNH!

Special Summer Activities include NASA sponsored Activities and Camps, and new Teacher Training Workshops and more….


STEM Summer Activities  sponsored by NASA

Free physical science activities for kids. No registration. 

July 20- 10am-12pm Periodic Table of Elements (for K-8th grade)



Summer Programs

July 18 -Look and Feel  Day (pre-K to 2nd grade) 9-11am– Kids will be able to see, touch and feel objects from nature and view nature objects in microscopes. Free

July 26th– Weather! (3rd grade and up) 2-4pm– Kids will explore the phenomenon of weather, why and how it happens. Registration required $5.00 fee. Registration is Closed.

August 8- FoodWeb (3rd grade and up) 2-4pm—From slime to lions, Kids will explore food webs, learning about the different levels of the web and interactions of organisms involved. Registration required $5.00 fee. Register here.


Teacher Training

August 8 and 9  iNaturalist Educator Workshop (sponsored by NASA)— High School and Middle Science Teachers are invited to spend two days learning about citizen science with Botanist Dr. Rick Williams and Herpetologist Dr. Chuck Peterson. They will spend a day in the museum learning about citizen science resource iNaturalist and how to use it in the classroom and a day in the field learning about Idaho plants, amphibians and reptiles and using iNaturalist. Registration is required, spots are limited, no fee, can earn one continuing education credit. August 8-9 8:00am-5:00pm both days. 

Register Here 


July 24-25 Invent Idaho Teacher Training: Applying STEM Concepts:The Student Invention Process.- –With the current emphasis on STEM education, learning about STEM is just the beginning. This course will provide professional tools for educators to instruct and inspire their students in the creative problem solving process, as well as immerse teachers in practical, hands-on curriculum designed to inspire and ignite their students’ creative problem solving skills by addressing real world problems. This course will provide activities for use in classrooms for grades 1-8, as well as direct instruction about how to effectively involve students in the Invent Idaho student invention program. Administrators are encouraged to participate to understand the process for including their schools in the award-winning Invent Idaho program. Participants will develop their own invention display samples to inspire students to use their creativity to solve real world problems. 

July 24th and 25th— 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: Museum Building, room 204, ISU campus

Cost: $55 for one continuing education credit from ISU

Bring: Lunch, 3-ring binder with lined paper, small spiral notebook

Register: pre-register online or the first day of the workshop

Register Here