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25 Years of Adventure & Exploration

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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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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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Gallery Closed April to June

The IMNH Gallery and Store will be closed beginning Friday, April 12th at 5:00 pm for remodeling and installation of new exhibits. We will be closed until sometime in late June.
Watch this space for our upcoming announcements about the …
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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

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 this fish’s teeth.

The …

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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

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 of Science (AAAS).

Election as an …

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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

The Virtual Museum of Idaho – that eventually will allow anyone with online access to examine 2-D and 3-D displays of Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History collections – has received a big …

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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

Idaho State University’s Herbert Maschner, research anthropology professor and interim director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, has been awarded the 2011 Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist Award and …

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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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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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