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2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

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Gold Panning

May 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to pan for gold with the Nampa Gold Prospectors. 1-4 pm, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise. Panning is scheduled in 30-minute increments and takes place outside the museum. FREE for all ages. Learning packet for each child. This is great fun for families 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. Covid-19 guidelines in effect so plan on wearing a mask.  Pre-registration is required, click here.


May 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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