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 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.

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!