2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

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Spring re-opening March 8th. We will be open 12-5 on Fridays and Saturdays. See idahomuseum.org/events for what might be coming up.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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Gold Panning for All Ages Noon-3:00PM

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join us at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road between noon and 3:00pm, and learn how to pan for gold. Panning is scheduled every 30-minute minutes. FREE for Youth and IMMG museum members. $5 plus Eventbrite fee for all nonmembers of the museum. Everyone must register even if you are not panning. The gold gravel is out of historic Grimes Creek with panning instruction provided by the Nampa Gold Prospectors. Enter inside the museum for fabulous exhibits and a free mineral for each child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-registration is required of each person at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gold-panning-for-all-ages-1200-300pm-official-site-tickets-878765089037

However, if your time slot fills up, come anytime and pay at the door. We close panning at 3pm.

If you’d like to join the museum, please go to www.idahomuseum.org/membership.

Go to operations@idahomuseum.org if you have questions. Scout troops or teacher/group of students, please be in touch if you’d like to discuss.

Updog delicious hotdogs on sale for lunch if you have the urge!


May 19
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
208 283-3186


Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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