July 14th: 30 year Anniversary Celebration! 12-3 pm

Join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology!  The museum has offered Idaho’s fascinating Geology and Mining history to Treasure Valley residents from 1989 to 2019 . And they’ve done it with a dedicated and hardworking volunteer staff. On this fun, shortened afternoon you and the kids can take a turn cracking a geode with a professional cracker. You take your entire geode home! Plus you can try gold panning with real prospectors. You might even find gold!.  Free mineral for children inside, plus lots to see.

At 1 pm adults and older youth can join a lecture “Finding Lake Idaho”, presented by BSU Geoscience Interns, James Duncan and Brian Holm. James and Brian have spent hours researching Lake Idaho and helping to prepare a new display.

IMMG Founders and Members-Only Reception – 4 pm 

There’s still time to join and attend the reception. Go to www.idahomuseum.org

Contact Shirley with questions: shirleyewing@cableone.net, or 208-283-3186


September 15TH: ANNUAL Rock Party NOON – 4:30 pm

A celebration of Idaho’s mining and geologic history with activities for children and adults. EDUCATIONAL FUN FOR ALL AGES! 

$5 Adults, $2 ages 4-17
Free for IMMG Members and kids 3 and younger

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: 12+ Stations with activities about geology, mining history, and FOSSILS, museum mini tours, hillside hikes for families, mineral identification station, gold panning, FOOD (Slow River Coffee and Foxy Franks), and MORE! Every child walks away with a certificate and a bag of goodies!!! 

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council.

Contact Shirley if you would like to volunteer or add an activity: 283-3186. We hope to see you there!

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September 28th: National Public Lands Day 9 am

Let’s celebrate National Public Lands Day by a morning hike up to Table Rock with our fellow geology and history lovers!

Coffee and Donuts will be served at 8:30 am.


October 5th Dig into Geology! Celebrate Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day

Geosciences are for everyone! Celebrate Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day with the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology and Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History from 12-4:30 pm on Saturday October 5th.  Lots of Idaho rocks and fossils, lecture, and activities such as fossil rubbing, fossil molds, scavenger hunt, and more!

1 pm Lecture: Idaho Dinosaurs by Dr. Krumenacker