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.

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Tours and other programs available.

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CANCELLED: Gold Panning at Grimes Creek

This event has been cancelled. Original Post: Don Dorman will lead a kid-friendly field trip on Saturday, June 24, to a Grimes Creek claim to pan for gold. Please plan to meet at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. Boise 83712 at 7:30am for an 8am departure. The group will […]

Eagle Rock Geology Hike

Join IMMG, Eliza Schulz, on a .5 mile geology hike to Eagle Rock and  learn about the earth below your feet. Eliza Schulz will meet hikers at 7:45am in the Old Pen dirt parking lot near the Ridge to Rivers trail sign. The trailhead is about 30 steps from the Idaho Museum of Mining and […]

Field Trip: Shoofly Oolite

Join Steve Schaps for a field trip to the Shoofly Oolites, one of the largest outcrops of Oolites in North America—located 70 miles from Boise near Grand View. 10am-3pm, Sponsored by Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. Nonmembers of the museum $20, Members $10. Children are free. Pre-registration is required at: […]

Shoofly Oolites

Join Steve Schaps for a popular field trip to the Shoofly Oolites, one of the largest outcrops of Oolites in North America—located 70 miles from Boise near Grand View. At 10am, meet in the Albertson’s parking lot on Federal Way at McDonald’s Restaurant. Sponsored by Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. […]

Field Trip: Shoofly Oolites

Join Steve Schaps for a field trip to the Shoofly Oolites, one of the largest outcrops of Oolites in North America—located 70 miles from Boise near Grand View. At 10am, meet in the Albertson’s parking lot on Federal Way at McDonald’s Restaurant. Sponsored by Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. Nonmembers […]

Field Trip: Shoofly Oolites

Join Steve Schaps for a field trip to the Shoofly Oolites, one of the largest outcrops of Oolites in North America—located 70 miles from Boise near Grand View. 10am-3pm, Sponsored by Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. Nonmembers of the museum $20, Members $10. Children are free. Pre-registration is required at […]

Shoofly Oolites-Landscape of Mars

Join Steve Schaps for a popular field trip to the Shoofly Oolites, one of the largest outcrops of Oolites in North America—located 70 miles from Boise near Grand View. We will meet near the McDonald's, 6574 S Federal Way (Albertsons Shopping Center) near the intersection of I-84 and Hwy 21 at 10 am. Home early […]

Bruneau Fossil Reef: Geologic Field Trip

Investigate the geology of Fossil Reef and Horse Hill with guide Steve Schaps. This area is 80 miles from Boise and has a lot of fossils, petrified wood, and Moqui Balls. We will meet in the Albertson’s Shopping Center parking lot at 10am near McDonald's Restaurant, 6574 S Federal Way. We will need some people with […]

Shoofly Oolites-Landscape of Mars

Join Steve Schaps for a popular field trip to the Shoofly Oolites, one of the largest outcrops of Oolites in North America—located 70 miles from Boise near Grand View. We will meet near the McDonald's, 6574 S Federal Way (Albertsons Shopping Center) near the intersection of I-84 and Hwy 21 at 10 am. Home early […]

Bruneau Fossil Reef: Geologic Field Trip

Investigate the geology of Fossil Reef and Horse Hill with guide Steve Schaps. This area is 80 miles from Boise and has a lot of fossils, petrified wood, and Moqui Balls. We will meet in the Albertson’s Shopping Center parking lot at 10am near McDonald's Restaurant, 6574 S Federal Way. From here Steve will facilitate […]