Earth Sciences

Earth SciencesIdaho Geology
From minerals to fossils, unearth the natural resources Idaho has to offer. Discover and learn about the geology found right here in Idaho including its fossils, minerals, and gems. With hands-on activities, learn how our mountains are built …

Earth Sciences Division


Invertebrate Paleontology | Geology | Vertebrate Paleontology | Paleobotany |Comparative Osteology

earthscienceThe Earth Sciences Division collects and studies the natural history of Earth’s rock, mineral, and fossil record, and protects them for future generations.

Our collections focus on the …



AnthropologyThe anthropology exhibits present a wide range of material from the IMNH collections that mark traditional life on the Snake River Plain, including children’s dolls and games, sagebrush bark clothing, corn husk bags, bows and arrows…  Read more