Tree Houses Opening Day

Who’s living in the trees? Join the IMNH on January 28th as we celebrate the opening of Tree Houses.

This exhibit includes fun, hands-on ways to explore the important roles that trees play in providing homes for all sorts of wild things (including people!). Incorporating all of the senses, this popular exhibit engages forest explorers of all ages in indoor nature explorations and the ecology of sustainable harvesting of this important natural resource.

A weasel mount in the Tree House exhibit.

Look who’s living in the trees.

On January 28th from 10am-1pm we will have several activities celebrating the opening of Tree Houses.


  • 10am to 1pm Build-a-birdhouse in the Discovery Room Free
  • 10:15 to 10:45am Arik Jorgensen from the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will discuss trees in the Lobby Free
  • 11am to 12:30pm Storytelling with Marshall Public Library in gallery every half hour included in the price of regular admission

Tree Houses has plenty for families to enjoy. Look for signs of animal tree dwellers as they walk through an indoor tree house and across a wobbly connecting bridge. Play a computerized forest game where they can harvest trees without harming wildlife. Watch how a forest becomes house

View the tree houses people have built around the world— even design and build their own. See stereoscopic 3-D images of some of the smaller animals we can find living in New England’s trees. Listen for animals inside the tree house and try to guess their sounds on an “animal dance floor.”  Peer down from inside a “crow’s nest” (and peer down at the folks “on the ground”). Revisit favorite fictional tree dwellers, from the Ewoks of Star Wars to Winnie the Pooh. Finally, wander through a “kitchen” to discover not-so-obvious tree connections in our own houses

IMNH is open six days a week, closed Mondays. IMNH is located at 698 E Dillon St in Pocatello, and complimentary parking is provided for patrons in the General Parking Lot 01. For more information please call (208) 282-3168 or visit