The museum is newly updated with exciting displays including the Helicoprion (Buzzsaw) shark that lived in Idaho millions of years ago, and a world class meteorite exhibit that includes a specimen from Mars! NEW scavenger hunt, gift shop items, hands-on activities throughout the museum, and lectures both days!

Saturday 1 pm Buzzsaws, Scissors, and Blades: Unraveling the evolution of unusual shark dentition in the fossil record. By Jesse Pruitt (Idaho Museum of Natural History)

Sunday 1 pm Meteors and Meteorites – History, Mystery, and Magic by Patrick Cavanaugh (IMMG)


MAY 12TH: Dig into Idaho! NOON – 5 pm

Celebrate Idaho Preservation month by exploring Idaho’s mining history at the IMMG. Scavenger hunt, hands-on activities, and gold panning!

Saturday 1 pm Mine Site Remediation and Restoration by Historian Troy Lambert


JUNE 8TH – AUGUST 31ST: Coyote’s Corner from 2:30 to 3:30 pm (2nd and 4th Fridays)

Visit Coyote’s Corner at IMMG the 2nd and 4th Friday each month 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.

JUNE 30th International Asteroid Day NOON – 5 pm

Comets, asteroids, meteoroids, OH MY! Celebrate this stellar holiday at IMMG with solar viewing provided by Boise Astronomical Society, activities and MORE! Steve Brittenham will provide a lecture and have his “World Class” meteorite collection on display. DON’T MISS IT!!!!

Saturday 1 pm The Asteroid Belt: Delivering Free Extra-Terrestrial Real Estate For Over 4 Billion Years by Steve Brittenham


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!

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

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: 12+ Stations with activities about geology, mining history, and FOSSILS, museum mini tours, hillside hikes, mineral identification station, gold panning, FOOD, 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 – 5 pm

Celebration National Fossil Day and Earth Science Week at the IMMG! Details to come!