JUNE 15TH – AUGUST 31ST: FRIDAYS @ Coyote’s Corner from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Visit Coyote’s Corner at IMMG on Fridays starting in June and explore geology and Idaho history with activities, stories, and mineral identification for kids (3-10 yrs).

Our staff geologist Coyote Short P.G. is available Wednesday-Friday from 12 to 4 pm 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.


SEPTEMBER 16TH: 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 29th: 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 13th: Dig into Geology! NOON – 4:30 pm

Celebrate National Fossil Day and Earth Science Week at the IMMG with the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. SCAVENGER HUNT, RAFFLE, LECTURE, ACTIVITY STATIONS AND MORE!!!

1 PM LECTURE: Cambrian ‘explosion’ of invertebrates, and Idaho’s bountiful Paleozoic fossil record. By Dr. Peter Isaacson (University of Idaho, Retired)