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Idaho Museum of Natural History displays some of its rarely seen objects

Video Courtesy of Local News 8 Posted July 17, 2016 “Exposed: Never Before Seen Wonders” is the newest exhibit on display at Idaho’s Museum of Natural History Pocatello. Watch Video…

Q. Discovery among the fossils

New Otter Fossil

Courtesy Photo Using fossils of a jaw and an arm bone, paleontologist Kari Prassack discovered a new species of prehistoric otter and named it.

Article Courtesy of Times-News Posted July 17, 2016 More than 70,000 fossils in the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument collection are waiting to be identified, and Kari Prassack is the lone paleontologist tasked with that job. Read More…

What we wore: Idaho Historical Society’s textile collection comes out from under wraps

Article Courtesy of Idaho Statesman Posted July 16, 2016 The Idaho State Historical Society’s storage warehouse is where you’ll find the physical remnants of Idaho’s collective life — an iron lung from the days when polio ravaged the world, the menu board from the now-fallen College In-n-Out drive in, Victorian mourning keepsakes woven from human hair. Read More…

Pokémon Go takes Pocatello by storm

Pokemon Go at ISU

Andrew Christensen finds a Pokemon in the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University in Pocatello.

Article Courtesy of Idaho State Journal Posted July 16, 2016 POCATELLO — School might be out for summer, but the quad at Idaho State University was full of Pokémon Go players of all ages on Friday. The Idaho Museum of Natural History put on a Pokémon Go event — providing phone charging stations, snacks and some old school Pokémon cartoons — in an effort to get people interested in the museum. Read More…

Idaho Museum of Natural History host ‘Hungry Planet: What the World Eats’ photo exhibit

Article Courtesy of Idaho State Journal Posted May 26, 2106 How much food do you eat in a day? In a week? If you had to put all your food together on a table for a week, how much space would that take up? Read More…

2016 Pocatello High grad makes 3D printer, medallions for honors students

Article Courtesy of Idaho State Journal Posted May 26, 2016 There’s no shortage of advice for high school graduates. Everyone from the commencement speaker to the exuberant parent has a strong opinion of what you should do. Read More…

Replica of world’s largest snake at ISU

Article Courtesy of Idaho State Journal Posted March 18, 2016 Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, a realistic replica of Titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, opened at the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University Saturday. Read More…

Largest snake in the world comes to ISU

Video Courtesy of Local News 8 Posted March 17, 2016 The world’s largest snake is now in Pocatello’s backyard. The world’s largest snake is now in Pocatello’s backyard. Read More…

LARGEST SNAKE IN HISTORY TO OPEN AT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Article Courtesy of East Idaho News Posted March 16, 2016 Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated 1.5 tons, a realistic replica of Titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, will open at the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University on Saturday, March 19. Read More…

Largest Snake in History to Open at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Article Courtesy of Times-News Posted March 11, 2016 POCATELLO • Titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, was 48-feet-long and weighed an estimated 1.5 tons. Read More…

Largest snake in history to open at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Article Courtesy of ISU Marketing and Communications Posted March 9, 2016 POCATELLO — Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated 1.5 tons, a realistic replica of Titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, will open at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University March 19. Read More…

Alumnus Rick Carron contributes to Idaho Virtualization Lab at the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University

Article Courtesy of ISU Marketing and Communications Posted February 29, 2016 Idaho State University alumnus Rick Carron is helping to make it possible for today’s ISU students to gain experience in a unique and specific field at the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory at the Idaho Museum of Natural History. Read More…

Local Museum adds its own Finishing Touches to National Traveling Exhibit.

Article courtesy of KPVI Posted February 22, 2016 The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University is adding its own finishing touch to a traveling exhibit opening next month. Read More…

 ‘Fish in the Museum’ exhibit to open at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines Posted February 19, 2016 The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University will open “Fish in the Museum” with fish art created by artists from Idaho youth and local Idaho artists on Feb. 26. Read More…

Idaho Museum of Natural History uses 3-D technology to bring Titanoboa monster snake to life

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines Posted February 19, 2016 The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University is adding its own special touches to the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service’s exhibit “Titanoboa: Monster Snake,” which opens at the museum on March 19. Read More…

Benedicte Wrensted Photograph Collection of Fort Hall Indian Reservation available online

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines Posted February 17, 2016 The Benedicte Wrensted Photograph Collection of Fort Hall Indian Reservation photographs owned by the Idaho Museum of Natural History has been digitized and is now accessible online. Read More…

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 found the 50 most loved and most talked about family attractions for each state across the country and Idaho Museum of Natural History has been recognized on our list, Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For as #1 in your state for 2016!  Read More…

Idaho Museum of Natural History to host Masquerade Ball benefit Feb. 20; includes raffle

Article courtesy of ISU Marketing and Communications Posted February 9, 2016 POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University is hosting a Masquerade Ball benefit Feb.20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Juniper Hills Country Club. Read More…

Montana scientists discover T-Rex ancestor, other species in eastern Idaho

Article courtesy of KPVI Channel 6 Posted February 9, 2016 A team of Montana State University paleontologists have identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the area than was previously known. Read More…

The Prehistoric Buzz Shark Has a Modern-Day Hero in Artist Ray Troll

Article courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine Posted January 29, 2016 How an Alaska-based artist helped solve a mystery that baffled paleontologists for over a century. Read More…