Plant of the week: Orogenia linearifolia (Indian Potato or Turkey Peas)

A member of the carrot/parsley family, Orogenia is only a couple of inches tall with a root that goes much deeper. The petals are white but the anthers and the top of the ovary are dark purplish, giving the look …

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Science Trek 2014

Register for Science Trek 2014 here 

25 Years of Adventure & Exploration

25 More to Come

We are celebrating!! Over the last 25 years Science Trek™ has served as a gateway for young scientists to learn more about the realms …

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Open House for Sho-Ban Tribal members

The Idaho Museum of Natural History would like to invite residents of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation to an open house event on September 28, 2013, from 11 am to 5 pm. This event is free to all members of …

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Shark Week

We are celebrating Shark Week in style! Join us during the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week for special hands-on activities with modern and ancient sharks.

At the Idaho Museum of Natural History, in the Science Discovery Center.

Thursday, August 8-Saturday, …

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Museum Magazine Article

Read the text of Dr. Maschner’s article in Museum Magazine.

Museum Magazine 3D Natural History

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Summer Safari 2013

Summer is right around the corner and the ERC is celebrating with exciting new adventures all season long.

Explore our attached catalog to discover what we have in store for pre-school through high school learners.  The catalog is formatted for …

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Classes and Public Programs


The Idaho Museum of Natural History reaches over 10,000 children annually through outreach programs and guided tours. As the state museum of natural history, the Education Resources Center offers unique educational materials and programs for teachers and students from the …

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