2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

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RE-OPENING March 21st

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February 2020

Idaho Gem and Mineral Show

February 23 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm
Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood St
Boise, ID 83714 United States
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Visit the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology's booth at the 2020 Idaho Gem and Mineral Show. The museum's booth is located in the SE corner across from the black light exhibit. See you there! Hours: Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 10-5 pm

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March 2020

Volunteer Orientation

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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The Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who love rocks and Idaho history. Join us at 1 pm to learn what’s happening at the museum and to determine if you would enjoy volunteering with us. Operated primarily by volunteers, the museum provides numerous opportunities for adults and children, including school tours, scout tours and badge work, field trips, workshops, lectures, special events, outreach activities and more. Please contact Annemarie or Shirley with questions. Annemarie 208-866-6386 Shirley…

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Opening Weekend

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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Yahoo! Our 2020 season starts on Saturday March 21st.  Visit the museum and check out new exhibits, GEODE CRACKING from 1-4 pm, NEW gift shop items, MORE!

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Kids Workshop: Meteorites at Children’s Museum of Idaho

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Idaho, 790 S Progress Ave
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
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Let's learn more about meteorites! Join the IMMG education team on March 26th at 1 pm for a fun filled hour of activities and information on meteorites and how they affect the surface of the earth. This workshop is designed for ages 10 and under, and will be held at the VERY fun and engaging Children's Museum of Idaho in Meridian.

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April 2020

Girl Scout STEM Exploration Day

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BSU College of Engineering, 1910 W University Dr,
Boise, Idaho 83706
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Visit the IMMG booth at the 2020 Girl Scout STEM Expo! Explore Idaho rocks and minerals and learn more about Idaho's geology and the rocks that surround us. Interested in obtaining a Geology Patch? Visit our booth to learn more.

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Lecture: Polymorph and Pseudomorph Minerals

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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$5.00

Presenter: Dr. Terry Panhorst

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May 2020

Girl Scout Event: Earn the Geology Patch

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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Join Girl Scouts and the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology for a fun day getting outside and engaging with the Earth!  Girls will take a tour of the museum where they can explore different types of rocks and learn about the history of mining in Idaho.  They will then go on a hillside hike to Castle Rock (.7 miles RT) to experience Idaho’s geologic features first hand.  Please arrive ready to hike with appropriate hiking shoes and water bottle.…

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Dig into Idaho: Celebrate Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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A family friendly event the celebrates Idaho's history and the people who have contributed to it. Details coming soon!

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International Museum Day

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, Idaho 83702
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Celebrate International Museum Day with local organizations at the Idaho State Museum. Visit the IMMG booth and explore Idaho rocks and minerals.

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June 2020

Girl Scout Event: Earn the Geology Patch

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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Join Girl Scouts and the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology for a fun day getting outside and engaging with the Earth!  Girls will take a tour of the museum where they can explore different types of rocks and learn about the history of mining in Idaho.  They will then go on a hillside hike to Castle Rock (.7 miles RT) to experience Idaho’s geologic features first hand.  Please arrive ready to hike with appropriate hiking shoes and water bottle.…

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