2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

Museum reopens March 17th. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5pm.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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Gold Panning for All Ages

May 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Panning for gold with the masters. Join us for an afternoon of family fun.

On May 22 you can learn how to pan for gold with the Nampa Gold Prospectors, 1-4 pm, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd 83712 (next to the Old Pen). Panning is scheduled in 30-minute increments and takes place outside in the courtyard of the Women’s Prison. Museum Members and Youth Free, Non-member Adults $5. This is great fun for families and all adults, and you might strike it rich!

You’ll also want to go inside the museum to discover the interesting and beautiful exhibits that tell the story of Idaho. At this time masks are recommended both outside and inside the museum but not required.

Everyone, adults and children, must be pre-registered in the appropriate category for this Gold Panning event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children and Museum Members are free. There is a charge for all other adults.  Click here for tickets

Please contact operations@idahomuseum.org if you have questions.

In case the event is cancelled by the museum due to weather , you will receive a full refund. It’s always a good idea to check your email about 2 hours before the event is to begin.



May 22, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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