Check out our wide variety of educational programs!


School Tours

The IMMG offers tours for classroom field  trips, home-school groups, and other interested youth  organizations. Tours take about 1.5 hours and include a Museum Tour and a Foothills  Geo-Hike.

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Scouts Badge Program

The IMMG  offers programs  to assist Boy Scouts (Cubs and Webelos) and Girl Scouts  to meet geology badge requirements. For more information or to schedule a session, contact John Fortier at 916-878-0776 or email us at


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The IMMG offers hands-on workshops for both youth and adults. Topics include rocks, minerals, mining history, paleontology, and archeology.

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Field Trips

The IMMG is famous for it’s field trips, where we tromp around Idaho with an expert to see and discuss geology and mining history points of interest.

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Each year we invite a variety of geology and mining history topics to share their knowledge with us. Lectures take place in our Learning Center.

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Rock Party

At our annual Rock Party, hundreds of adults and young folks participate in hands-on activities, lectures, tours, hillside geo-hikes, and more! Our 2017 Rock Party is scheduled for September 17.

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Mineral I.D. Friday

One of our long-time volunteer geologists Coyote Short P.G. is available every Friday from 2:30 to 4pm to identify your rock, mineral, or fossil. She can also answer your questions about geology and mining. She is a walking encyclopedia! No need to call ahead – just show up with your curiosity.