MUSEUM TOURS

EXPLORE THE MUSEUM AND OUR BOISE FOOTHILLS!

The IMMG tour program consists of a hillside hike and a tour of the museum. Tours can be schedule for any type of group including school classes, home school groups, families, retired and professional groups. We charge $2.00 per participant and for school groups we do not charge for teachers/chaperones. We recommend sturdy shoes and water for the hillside hike. Call Eliza Schulz today @ 208.368.9876 or email at education@idahomuseum.org.

MUSEUM TOUR EXPLORES TOPICS INCLUDING

  • Rock and mineral classification
  • Geology fundamentals
  • Idaho’s geologic history
  • Idaho’s mining history
  • Idaho fossils
  • Uses of rocks & minerals

HILLSIDE HIKE EXPLORES TOPICS INCLUDING

  • Ancient Lake Idaho
  • Warm Springs geothermal system
  • Table Rock sandstone and associated features
  • Local volcanics
  • The Idaho Batholith
  • Local evidence of geologic processes

TOUR DETAILS

  • Tours are about 1.5 hours long and are for ages 3 and up.
  • Groups can request museum tour or hillside hike only. The charge changes to $1.00 per participant and the tour is shortened to 1 hour.
  • School tours follow the Idaho Core Standards and can be changed to complement any academic level.
  • School tours are available for students in public, charter, private, religious and home schools, and day cares.
  • Recommended max is 50 participants. Larger groups can be accommodated.
    • If the group is larger than 25 students, it will be broken into 2 groups and one group will be on the hillside while the other is in the museum.
  • Tours are scheduled 7 days a week and run March through November. Full tour is dependent on weather.
  • Tours are conducted between 9 am and 5 pm. Bathrooms are not available until noon during school year.
  • Teachers and chaperones are required to manage students and groups while staff are leading the tour.