2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

IMMG reopens for the 2021 season on May 1st, 1-4pm.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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February 2021

Rock Identification

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coyote Short is a Professional Geologist, licensed in Idaho. She is one-half Paiute-Modoc Indian and one-half French. Born in central Idaho, she has lived in various parts of the northwest, and now makes her home in Boise, as her lineage is with the Boise Valley Tribes. Her fields of work include geology, archaeology, and chemistry. She studies at BSU and has been a dedicated volunteer at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology for over 20 years. Her knowledge of…

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March 2021

Guided Tours

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

IMMG Board President Steve Cox will lead participants on a 30 minute museum tour, with the remainder of the hour for individual discovery. Everyone must preregister. Tours are limited to 6 each hour for this unique personal tour of our beautiful and small museum. You'll see Idaho rocks and minerals, a Buzz Saw shark exhibit, wall graphics explaining Lake Idaho/Lake Bonneville, as well as information on the Yellowstone hotspot. Plus the museum has a seismograph that constantly records earthquakes from…

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Lecture: Polymorph and Pseudomorph Minerals

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Terry Panhorst Focus: A description of variations in mineral structure and alteration of chemical composition. The museum is following Covid guidelines so attendance is limited to 10 participants. Museum Members Free, Non-members $5. You can join the museum from our website www.idahomuseum.org.  We have a cool Gift Shop in case you want to shop. Pre-registration is required. You can pre-register here.

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Guided Tours

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

IMMG Board President Steve Cox will lead participants on a 30 minute museum tour, with the remainder of the hour for individual discovery. Everyone must preregister. Participants are limited to 6 each hour for this unique personal tour of our beautiful and small museum. You'll see Idaho rocks and minerals, a Buzz Saw shark exhibit, wall graphics explaining Lake Idaho/Lake Bonneville, as well as information on the Yellowstone hotspot. Plus the museum has a seismograph that constantly records earthquakes from…

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Lecture: Polymorph and Pseudomorph Minerals

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Terry Panhorst Focus: A description of variations in mineral structure and alteration of chemical composition. The museum is following Covid guidelines so attendance is limited to 10 participants. Museum Members Free, Non-members $5. You can join the museum from our website www.idahomuseum.org.  We have a cool Gift Shop in case you want to shop. Pre-registration is required. You can pre-register here.  

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April 2021

Guided Tour

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 map of Idaho Mining Districts, a world-class meteorite exhibit, an authentic mining camp, a Buzz Saw shark exhibit, the well-known Fujii Collection of polished minerals…

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Guided Tour

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 map of Idaho Mining Districts, a world-class meteorite exhibit, an authentic mining camp, a Buzz Saw shark exhibit, the well-known Fujii Collection of polished minerals…

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Mineral Identification

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 trips to the gold claims he holds on Grimes Creek. Well known as a raconteur and historian of the Boise Basin, he has contributed real…

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Volunteer Orientation

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 at 1pm at the museum. Covid19-guidelines are in place for all activities. Questions for Shirley at operations@idahomuseum.org Pre-registration is required for this event. Event registration…

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Idaho Gives

April 29 - May 6

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 please consider a donation to the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology during Idaho Gives. When you open the Idaho Gives site, enter the museum’s…

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