SPECIAL EVENTS

The museum’s season has ended for 2017, EXCEPT for one shopping day in December!

We’re excited to give you rock hounds one last chance to buy some cool gifts. 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 14TH  NOON-4:30PM

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR  

Looking for a special gift for a special rock hound? LOOK NO FURTHER!

Admission is FREE, and the museum is heated.

You’ll find books, jewelry, polished and rough stones, rock hammers, fossils and more, ranging in price from 50 cents to $45.

This is the same day as Dollar Day at the Old Pen and they are just steps away from us. Come on over. One day only!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!


Dig into Idaho! OPEN HOUSE

FREE!!!!  October 29th 2017 NOON to 5 pm

EXPLORE – DISCOVER – ENJOY

Activity stations featuring

BRUNEAU DUNES STATE PARK

CELEBRATION PARK

HAGERMAN FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT 

12:30 pm -4:30 pm GEODE CRACKING for kids.

3 pm LECTURE by Shawn Willsey (CSI)

Reviewing his new book “Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho”

with BOOK SIGNING to follow.

4:30-5:30 pm MEMBERSHIP/VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY

We want to see YOU there!

Visit with friends, family, colleagues while enjoying refreshments in the Learning Center.


Dig into Geology! OPEN HOUSE

May 12th 2017 — noon to 9 pm — FREE

We invite everyone to join us for a special day of activities, including:

  • Professional Geologist on hand to describe exhibits and answer questions.
  • Free mineral to every visitor!
  • Geode-cracking for the kids from 3-5 pm!
  • 30-minute hillside geo-hikes.
  • 30-minute guided museum tours.

The Idaho Botanical Garden is celebrating National Public Gardens Day, and the back gate of the IBG will be open so folks can stroll between both venues.

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF ADVENTURE AND REFRESHMENTS!

FEATURING

7 pm: Dr. Terry S. Maley, P.G. 

Exploring Idaho’s Geologic Attractions

Geologist Terry Maley has maintained an enduring interest in scientifically significant geologic sites in Idaho, having made numerous field investigations and written extensively on the subject for more than 30 years. Scientifically significant sites consist of geological features that represent one of the best examples of their kind or are so uncommon that they have great value for science education, scientific research and recreation. Idaho has hundreds of these geological attractions, some of which are nationally and globally significant. Terry’s presentation will focus on those sites that are particularly important because of their value for Earth science education.