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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Guided Tour

IMMG Board President Steve Cox is leading a museum tour on April 3. Join him for a 40-minute tour, with the remainder of the hour for individual discovery. Preregistration is required. Participants are limited to 6 for this unique personal tour of our beautiful and small museum. You'll see Idaho rocks and minerals, a touch-screen […]

Guided Tour

IMMG Board President Steve Cox is leading a museum tour on April 10. Join him for a 40-minute tour, with the remainder of the hour for individual discovery. Preregistration is required. Participants are limited to 6 for this unique personal tour of our beautiful and small museum. You'll see Idaho rocks and minerals, a touch-screen […]

Mineral Identification

Join Don Adair as he discusses and presents a variety of minerals, then lets participants take one home. Appropriate for all ages. Pre-registration is required. Don Adair, PE is a retired geologist and mining geology consultant who has been associated with the Museum since its inception. Now a Life Member, Don has led many field […]

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteers Needed The Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology (IMMG) 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help in the museum. Do you love rocks and minerals, and Idaho mining history? Training and on-the-job guidance is provided. No experience necessary. Opening on a limited schedule May 1. Volunteer Orientation is Sat. April 24 […]

Idaho Gives

Idaho Gives is a statewide giving opportunity taking place April 29 - May 6th.  It’s all online at www.idahogives.org.  Covid-19 slowed our forward progress, but we have kept things going and are anxious to offer more this spring and summer. The museum opens on May 1, 1-4pm on a modified schedule. If you are able […]

Gold Panning

Learn how to pan for gold with the Nampa Gold Prospectors. 1-4 pm, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise. Panning is scheduled in 30-minute increments and takes place outside the museum. FREE for all ages. Learning packet for each child. This is great fun for families and you might strike […]

Museum Tour & Discussion

Come visit the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology for an up-close and personal tour of the museum at 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise.  IMMG Board President Steve Cox will lead participants on a 30 minute museum tour with the remainder of the hour for individual discovery. This is a great opportunity to explore the […]

Mineral Identification with Coyote Short

Coyote Short PG can identify rocks, minerals and Native American artifacts.   Bring in your specimens and she will help you identify them! 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 […]

Geode Cracking

Crack a geode and marvel at the wonders within. The most marvelous part...you get to take your geode home with you! Join us at the museum to crack geodes from around the world. Who would believe that a rock could hold such a surprise inside! The event will focus on children, but we will have […]