2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

IMMG has opened for the season. Saturday only 12-5.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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Field Trip: Grimes Creek-CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to the fires/smoke in ID and the COVID-19 Delta variant this event has been CANCELLED Field Trip to Grimes Creek with Claim Owner and Gold Expert, Don Adair. Learn how to find the gold! Join Don Adair, Professional Geologist, on a rare gold-panning experience at his claim on Grimes Creek. You will learn […]

Museum Tour and Discussion

IMMG Board President Steve Cox is leading a tour on August 1 at 1pm. Join him for a 45-minute museum tour, with the remainder of the time for individual discovery. Pre-registration is required. Museum Tour and Discussion Participants are limited to 15 for this unique personal tour of our beautiful and small museum. You'll see […]

Building and Understanding a Seismometer

Ted Channel built the seismometer located at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology (IMMG). He will explain how he created it, what got him interested in seismology, as well as how you can build your own seismometer. He’ll talk about earthquakes in Idaho and elsewhere in the world that are recorded on his personally-built […]

Mineral Identification with Certified Geologist

Coyote Short is a Professional Geologist, licensed in Idaho. She is one-half Paiute-Modoc Indian and one-half French. Coyote is the last in her line to carry the ancient knowledge handed down to her by Grandmother Raven on the Paiute side and Grandmother Hallie on the Modoc side. Born in central Idaho, she has lived in […]

Family Fun – Dig into Fossils

Let’s learn about Idaho Fossils! Join us for a fun afternoon learning about fossils. Explore Idaho fossils, different types of fossilization, and create your own fossil.  Kids and museum members Free, Non-members $5. Registration required: Dig into Fossils