2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

Autumn Hours: Saturdays 1-4pm

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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Latest Past Events

Santa’s Rock Shop Sale

Holiday Shopping Special. Gift shop items 20% off during this 1-Day Sale.

Lecture: Mining and Ore Processing at the Standard Hill Gold Mine, CA

Standard Hill hosted several early 20th century gold mines in Kern County, California. This presentation will be a description of the various production steps of the most recent mining activity, from delineation of the ore in the pit to final recovery of gold and silver in a form ready for smelting. These same procedures continue […]

Mineral Identification

Coyote Short PG can identify rocks, minerals and Native American artifacts.  Bring in your specimens and she will help you identify them!  Coyote Short is a Professional Geologist, licensed in Idaho.  Her fields of work include geology, archaeology, and chemistry, in which she strives to maintain continuity between ancient and modern knowledge, believing that the two […]