Visitor Info

Closed July 4th

The gallery will be CLOSED July 4th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Read More »

Proud to be a Blue Star Museum

IDAHO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS  Idaho Museum of Natural History is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense Memorial […]Read More »

Easter Update

We will be closed on Easter, Sunday April 16th. Enjoy the Holiday!Read More »

2017 Spring Hours Begin

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IMNH 2016 Holiday Schedule

Looking for a family-friendly, educational activity during the holidays? The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will be closed Dec. 24th, 25th, and Jan. 1st, but otherwise will have its regular hours during the holiday season. The museum’s regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 […]Read More »

12th Annual Museum Day Live!

Idaho Museum of Natural History Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live!  Free Admission on September 24, 2016, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket  Exposed, Water/Ways, and Idaho Power Centennial Exhibit Pocatello, Idaho September 19, 2016— Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, […]Read More »

Benny's Pantry Food Drive

August 20th and 21st the museum is holding a food drive that will benefit Benny’s Pantry at Idaho State University. One non-perishable item will equal 1 FREE admission ticket.  Benny’s Pantry Needs: Breakfast items: (cereal, oatmeal, cream of wheat, cream of rice) Healthy snakes: granola bars, nuts, and dried fruit Whole grains: rice, pasta, and more Baking […]Read More »

Gone Fishin' Exhibit Set to Open Next Friday in Pocatello

Pocatello, ID–August 21st, 2015 The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) to open newest exhibit Gone Fishin’ in its gallery, located on the campus of Idaho State University. Did you know that Idahoans spend over 2 million days fishing every year? Or that the Salmon River is one of the longest undammed rivers in the […]Read More »

Hours & Admission

MUSEUM HOURS Tues-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm Sun 12pm-5pm Monday Closed  ADMISSION Adult (18+) – $7 Senior (60+) – $5 Youth (4-17) – $3 ISU Student* – $2 Child 3 & Under – Free Museum Member – Free Active Military* – 20% Off Veteran* – 20% Off *With Valid IDRead More »

The Official Natural History Museum of Idaho | About IMNH

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is home to collections in Anthropology, Earth Sciences, and Life Sciences. The Museum also maintains an archive which documents its history as well as the history of the collections. Researchers pursue scholarly study of the collections and publish their findings in peer-reviewed and museum-sponsored publications. Exhibitions emphasize the collections […]Read More »


The Museum is located on the campus of Idaho State University, east of the intersection of 5th Avenue and Dillon Streets in ISU Building 12. From I-15 take Pocatello exit 69 down Clark Street. Follow the brown “Bison” signs through the campus of Idaho State University. The Museum is located in ISU Building 12, the […]Read More »

Handicap Access & Special Needs

All museum entrances are wheelchair accessible. Visitors requiring a wheelchair can obtain one from the Museum Store for use while touring the Museum. An elevator provides access to restrooms on the Museum’s lower level. Handicap parking is available in front of the museum.Read More »