May 18th: Dig into Idaho 12-4:30 pm

Celebrate Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month at the IMMG by exploring Idaho’s mining history with GOLD PANNING, ACTIVITY STATIONS, and a LECTURE.  The first 50 kids will be given a hand lens & all kids will receive a mineral!

LECTURE at 1pm: It’s Not Your Fault:Mining Law, Geology, and How the West Was Won by Troy Lambert
Geology and Mining Law shaped the settling of the western United States, but how? From fault lines to outcrops, from mineral rights to mining law, mining has always been driven by the passion for discovery and money. Come find out how geology and mining law shaped the way the west was won, and who won it.


June 29th: International Asteroid Day

Details to come!


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 around Castle Rock with our fellow geology and history lovers!

Coffee and Donuts will be served at 8 am.