MARCH 24TH-25TH: OPENING WEEKEND!
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!
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!