2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

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.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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A Geologic Visit to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Volcanoes National Park, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is home of some of the most active volcanoes on the planet. The park encompasses over 500 square miles, and includes the recently active Mauna Loa, which itself is the world’s largest shield volcano. Pre-registration is required. Register here to learn what's fuming! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-geologic-visit-to-volcanoes-national-park-hawaii-tickets-528700366027

Lecture: An Overview of Idaho Mining History

Join Troy Lambert as he presents an hour photo-tour and overview of Idaho mining history. He will discuss bogus claims to billions made from mineral extraction. 1pm, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd, $5 Non-members, Free for museum members and kids, Pre-registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-bogus-to-billions-an-overview-of-idaho-mining-history-tickets-571009935087 Contact operations@idahomuseum.org with questions.

ASTEROIDS, Seriously, Dude, Why Do We Care?

Join Patrick Cavanaugh for a lecture celebrating International Asteroid Day. 1pm at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. Mr. Cavanaugh will discuss the characteristics of asteroids, how they differ from comets, where did they come from and more. He will share photos and two samples of meteorites: Chelyabinsk and Almahata Sitta, […]

Lecture: An Overview of Idaho Mining History

Lecture: An Overview of Idaho Mining History Join Troy Lambert as he presents an hour photo-tour and overview of Idaho mining history. He will discuss bogus claims to billions made from mineral extraction. 1pm, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd, General-$5 plus Eventbrite fee, IMMG members and kids are free, Pre-registration […]

Birds ARE Dinosaurs

Over the last three decades an overwhelming scientific consensus has emerged: Birds ARE dinosaurs. Join Professor Luna, BSU, to learn more. 1pm at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. General-$5 plus Eventbrite fee, IMMG members and youth are free. Pre-registration is required at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birds-are-dinosaurs-tickets-652355782707.  Please contact operations@idahomuseum.org with questions. 

Fossils

Learn about fossils from an informed and passionate collector. Regardless of your age or background, if you have an interest in fossils and want to learn more, please join Steve Brittenham for this lecture.  Steve will describe the four principal types of fossilization with photos and actual fossils. 1:00 PM at Idaho Museum of Mining […]