2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

IMMG reopens for the 2021 season on May 1st, 1-4pm.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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April 2021

Mineral Identification

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Don Adair as he discusses and presents a variety of minerals, then lets participants take one home. Appropriate for all ages. Pre-registration is required. Don Adair, PE is a retired geologist and mining geology consultant who has been associated with the Museum since its inception. Now a Life Member, Don has led many field trips to the gold claims he holds on Grimes Creek. Well known as a raconteur and historian of the Boise Basin, he has contributed real…

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Volunteer Orientation

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Volunteers Needed The Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology (IMMG) 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help in the museum. Do you love rocks and minerals, and Idaho mining history? Training and on-the-job guidance is provided. No experience necessary. Opening on a limited schedule May 1. Volunteer Orientation is Sat. April 24 at 1pm at the museum. Covid19-guidelines are in place for all activities. Questions for Shirley at operations@idahomuseum.org Pre-registration is required for this event. Event registration…

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Idaho Gives

April 29 - May 6

Idaho Gives is a statewide giving opportunity taking place April 29 - May 6th.  It’s all online at www.idahogives.org.  Covid-19 slowed our forward progress, but we have kept things going and are anxious to offer more this spring and summer. The museum opens on May 1, 1-4pm on a modified schedule. If you are able please consider a donation to the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology during Idaho Gives. When you open the Idaho Gives site, enter the museum’s…

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May 2021

Gold Panning

May 22 @ 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…

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