Never Before Seen Wonders!

Opens June 18, 2016

Did you know the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University (ISU) has over 700,000 objects in its collection?

Since its inception in 1934 the museum has collected, preserved, and saved objects for future generations. Opening June 18th, IMNH’s newest exhibit Exposed: Never Before Seen Wonders celebrates 82 years of existence and the amazing, the weird, and the extra-large objects in our collections. In addition, the exhibit highlights some of the people that have made the museum what it is today.

The exhibit includes objects collected by United States presidents; shrunken heads from South America; the first writing system; a moon rock; Rufus, the mammoth excavated near American Falls, Idaho; and much, much more.ExposedRoyalSlider2-01




Identification Day

To celebrate the opening of Exposed, we will have an Identification Day on June 18th from 10 am to 12 pm. Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, plants, and other finds as scientists from anthropology, life sciences, and earth sciences will be on-hand to attempt to identify your finds.

During Identification Day, children will have an opportunity to dig their own fossil and experience what it takes to be a paleontologist.

Along with Exposed, Ice Age Animals and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats are also on display. Exhibits are updated every three to six months. To see what’s new at IMNH, visit or call (208) 282-3168.

IMNH is open six days a week, Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Admission to the museum is: $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $2 for ISU students with valid ID, $2 for youth 4-17, and children 3 and under are free. The IMNH is proud to a be a Blue Star Museum, which provides free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. To learn more about Blue Star visit