2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

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Currently closed for the winter. Re-opening is scheduled for May 2nd.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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May 2020

Opening Weekend

May 2 @ 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 May 2nd.  Visit the museum and check out new exhibits, GEODE CRACKING from 1-4 pm, NEW gift shop items, MORE!

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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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September 2020

Annual ROCK PARTY

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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A celebration of Idaho’s mining and geologic history with activities for children and adults. Activities include 12+ activity stations, museum mini tours, hillside hikes, mineral identification, gold panning, food, and MORE! Every child walks away with a certificate and a bag of goodies!!! $5 Adults, $2 ages 4-17 Free for IMMG Members and kids 3 and younger Sponsored in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council.

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Girl Scout Event: Earn the Geology Patch

September 19 @ 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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National Public Lands Day Celebration

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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Details to come!

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October 2020

Dig into Geology: Celebrate Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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A family friendly event filled with activities, a lecture, scavenger hunt, rock and fossil samples, and MORE! Details to come.

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