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50 States Series: IMNH is Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For (2016 Edition!)

FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company, and we are thrilled to announce that, based on industry research and traveler feedback, we found the 50 most loved and most

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Portneuf River Visioning Presentation

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University (ISU) will host two Portneuf River Visioning Working Group presentations.

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The presentations will be January 27 at 12:15pm and January 28 at 5:30pm. Hannah Sanger, City of Pocatello, will …

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2015 Holiday Schedule

Looking for a family-friendly, educational activity during the holidays?

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1, but otherwise will have its regular hours during the holiday season.

The museum’s regular hours …

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Idaho Virtulization Lab Offers Prehistoric Holiday Decorations

Posted Original on ISU Voice

POCATELLO — If you’re looking for a dire wolf skull or the cranium from a Hagerman horse to decorate your Christmas tree, Idaho State University can provide them. At least they can provide a 3D

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Feed your curiosity at the museum

Originally published in ISU Voice

By Leif Tapanila

Curiosity is a marvelous thing. Asking questions about the world around us leads to new knowledge, discovery and innovation. It also builds a sense of

wonder about our surroundings. Young kids, especially, …

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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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Museum’s Life Science Curator Digs Bio!

Rick Williams, Ph.D., Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) Life Science Curator and Idaho State University (ISU) biology professor, travels to Colorado to highlight the usefulness of digital natural history collections at the National Science Foundation sponsored Integrated Digitized Biocollections …

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IMNH Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 11th Annual Museum Day Live!

Free Admission on September 26, 2015, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket

 Pocatello, Idaho September 8, 2015— Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 26, 2015, as part of …

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A Tale of Textiles: Exploring the Museum's Archives

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) to host free lecture by Dr. Paul Sivitz’s, of the Idaho State University’s (ISU) History Department, “A Tale of Textiles: Exploring the Museum’s Archives.”

Join the IMNH and Dr. Sivitz on Wednesday, September …

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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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IMNH creates digital reconstruction for Museum of the North

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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.

(IMNH) …

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We would like to hear from you!

The Idaho Museum of Natural History wants to hear from YOU!  What kinds of exhibits would you like to see come to town?  Why do you visit museums?  Please fill out our quick community survey and help us serve you …

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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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Idaho Museum of Natural History Featured in Idaho Magazine

In the March 2015 issue of Idaho Magazine the Idaho Museum of Natural History’s work is featured on the cover and in the article, “Elephant in the Reservoir: At Low Water Levels, a Stunning Find” written by Jennifer Huang from …

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Stories of American Indian Code Talkers Revealed in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

“My language was my weapon.”

—David Patterson (Navajo), 4th Div., U.S. Marine Corps.

When the United States issued the call to arms in World Wars I and II, American Indians answered as warriors. Some men discovered that words—in their Native …

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In the Press

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50 States Series: Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For (2016 Edition!)

Article courtesy of FlipKey by tripadvisor Posted February 9, 2016 FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company, and we are thrilled to announce that, based on industry research and traveler feedback, we …

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Idaho State University Researchers Solve Mysteries of Ancient “Shark” w/ Spiral-Toothed Jaw; Results Published in Royal Society’s Journal Biology Letters

Helicoprion Tooth Whorl Render.

ISU Headlines
February 27, 2013

Helicoprion Tooth Whorl Render.

Helicoprion Tooth Whorl Render.

Using CAT scans and making 3-D virtual reconstructions of the jaws of the ancient fish Helicoprion, Idaho State University researchers have solved some of the mysteries surrounding large spiral fossils of …

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In Honor of Darwin Day The Idaho Museum of Natural History and the ISU Chapter of Sigma Xi present

ISU Headlines
January 30, 201

“Recent Rapid Human Evolution: Some Implications for the Humanities and the Sciences”
by Dr. Henry Harpendig

Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
Distinguished Professor …

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Idaho State University’s Herbert Maschner elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Herb Maschner, Director of the IMNH.

ISU Headlines
November 29, 2012

Herb Maschner, Director of the IMNH.

Herb Maschner, Director of the IMNH.

Herbert Maschner, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho State University professor of anthropology, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement …

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ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History Receives $600,000 Hitz Foundation Grant for Virtual Museum of Idaho

From left, Ken Hitz and Dave Hitz of the Hitz Foundation, and Herb Maschner, Director of the IMNH.

ISU Headlines
October 4, 2012

From left, Ken Hitz and Dave Hitz of the Hitz Foundation, and Herb Maschner, Director of the IMNH.

From left, Ken Hitz and Dave Hitz of the Hitz Foundation, and Herb Maschner, Director of the IMNH.

The Virtual Museum of Idaho – that eventually will allow anyone with online access to examine 2-D …

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Anthropologist Puts an Idaho Museum's Many Bones Within Virtual Reach

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10, 2011
By Peter Monaghan

Animal-bone specimens are in high demand. But researchers eager for access to them far outnumber the supply of such repositories.

One anthropologists’s solution: Share his animal bones. Herbert D.G. …

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Idaho State University appoints Herbert Maschner director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History

Herbert Maschner

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines

Posted March 31, 2011

Idaho State University has announced that anthropology research Professor Herbert Maschner will serve as the permanent director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

Maschner, who this spring received the 2011 …

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Idaho State University Professor, Director Herbert Maschner receives Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist Award

Herbert Maschner

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines

Posted March 23, 2011

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Herbert Maschner in front of Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho State University’s Herbert Maschner, research anthropology professor and interim director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, has been awarded …

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Idaho Museum of Natural History features new exhibits

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines

Posted November 29, 2010

The Idaho Museum of Natural History on the Idaho State University campus reopened it’s exhibit area – with a variety of new and familiar displays – on Saturday, Dec. 4.

“We …

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Idaho Museum of Natural History earns accreditation from American Association of Museums

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines

Posted August 18, 2010

The accreditation lasts through 2023. The Idaho Museum of Natural History meets American Association of Museums standards in all areas.

“Impressive changes were made in the past year, especially in terms …

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The Department of Dental Hygiene and the Idaho Museum of Natural History have each received one of 33 Powering Lives Grants Idaho Power has awarded this year to schools and nonprofits.

Museum of Natural History have each received one of 33 Powering Lives Grants Idaho Power has awarded this year to schools and nonprofits.

The IMNH will also be featured on the cover of Idaho Power’s 400,000-plus circulation customer newsletter for …

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Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For (2016 Edition!)

50 States Series: IMNH is Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For (2016 Edition!)

FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company, and we are thrilled to announce that, based on industry research and traveler feedback,

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Volunteer

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A volunteer assists with a student tour.

We had 75 volunteers who contributed 1,210 hours in 2009. The Museum couldn’t exist without the help of its dedicated volunteers. In addition to helping the Museum, volunteers enjoy working with visitors and …

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Museum Membership

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Support the IMNH through the museum’s membership program.

Through the Museum’s Membership Program, you are able to support the Museum and receive valuable benefits at the same time. With discounts for the gift shop, classes and programs, and invitations to …

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Idaho Museum of Natural History receives $144,000 grant to teach geology to rural east Idaho students

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines

Posted August 4, 2009

Fifth- and eighth-grade students in Challis, Arco, Burley, Malad, Mackay, Soda Springs and other rural east Idaho communities will be able to better learn geology thanks to a grant to the …

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