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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Placerville or Bust!

Take a field trip to historic Placerville and learn of its exciting past. Bucky Snyder will begin with a presentation on the history of Placerville, held in the historic Masonic Hall. He will take guests to the Placerville Cemetery where is granddad is buried, tour the historic Placerville museum and, if available, take guests into […]

$20

Museum Tour and Discussion

Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID, United States

IMMG Board President Steve Cox will lead participants on a 45-minute museum tour at 12pm followed by time for individual discovery. You'll see an authentic mining camp, blacklight exhibit, Idaho rocks, fossils and minerals, Idaho Mining Districts, and so much more. Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology , 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. (next to the […]

$5

Mineral Identification

Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID, United States

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 […]

$5

Dig into Geodes

Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID, United States

Geode-cracking is here! With Master Cracker Truman Keith! Join us at the Museum for a fun morning of geode-cracking, a short and easy geo-hike on the nearby hillside, and a museum visitation. Geode-cracking takes place from 10am-1pm outside under shade canopies on grass of the historic Women’s Ward Courtyard at the Old Pen. A 40-minute […]

$5

The Impact of Asteroids on our Planet

Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID, United States

Meteorites (or asteroids, as they’re called in space) have fascinated mankind for centuries. Our knowledge about them has greatly increased over the last several decades. But while almost everyone has some knowledge of the general aspects of meteorites, there is a lot of trivia associated with them that most of us aren’t aware of. In […]

$5

Geology Hike to Eagle Rock

Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID, United States

Join IMMG, Eliza Schulz, on a .5-mile geology hike to Eagle Rock. She will meet hikers at 7:45am in the Old Pen dirt parking lot near the Ridge to Rivers trail sign. Eliza will lead you up the hillside at a relaxed pace discussing the geology and history of the area. Appropriate for children and […]

$5