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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The American West: Tectonic Assembly of the North American Cordillera

Sunday, April 7 Dr. Terry S. Maley will lecture about a succession of accretion events during the last 160 million years that led to the tectonic assembly of the present American West. Photos and charts are included. 1pm at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. General-$5 plus Eventbrite fee, IMMG members […]

Shoofly Oolites-Landscape of Mars

Join Steve Schaps for a popular field trip to the Shoofly Oolites, one of the largest outcrops of Oolites in North America—located 70 miles from Boise near Grand View. We will meet near the McDonald's, 6574 S Federal Way (Albertsons Shopping Center) near the intersection of I-84 and Hwy 21 at 10 am. Home early […]

Bruneau Fossil Reef: Geologic Field Trip

Investigate the geology of Fossil Reef and Horse Hill with guide Steve Schaps. This area is 80 miles from Boise and has a lot of fossils, petrified wood, and Moqui Balls. We will meet in the Albertson’s Shopping Center parking lot at 10am near McDonald's Restaurant, 6574 S Federal Way. From here Steve will facilitate […]

Mineral Identification

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

Coyote Short PG can identify rocks, minerals and Native American artifacts. Bring in your specimens and she will help you identify them. 1pm, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd, $5-General, Free for IMMG members and kids, Pre-registration is required at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mineral-identification-tickets-862391354757 If questions, please contact operations@idahomuseum.org.

$5

Idaho Gives 2024

Idaho Gives runs from April 29 until midnight on May 2. If you are able to make a donation to the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology (IMMG) please see Idaho Gives at Idaho Gives 2024 and enter the full Museum name at the top. This year the IMMG is celebrating 35 years as a […]

Bruneau Fossil Reef: Geologic Field Trip

Investigate the geology of Fossil Reef and Horse Hill with guide Steve Schaps. This area is 80 miles from Boise and has a lot of fossils, petrified wood, and Moqui Balls. We will meet in the Albertson’s Shopping Center parking lot at 10am near McDonald's Restaurant, 6574 S Federal Way. From here Steve will facilitate […]

Stibnite: More than Just a Town in Idaho

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

Stibnite Gold Project continues to proceed through the State and Federal approval processes. Join Dale Kerner, Permitting Manager for Perpetua Resources, to learn more about the Stibnite Project and Perpetua. 1PM, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd. Nonmembers of the museum $5 plus Eventbrite fee, IMMG Members and kids are free. […]

$5

Bruneau Fossil Reef: Geologic Field Trip

Investigate the geology of Fossil Reef and Horse Hill with guide Steve Schaps. This area is 80 miles from Boise and has a lot of fossils, petrified wood, and Moqui Balls. We will meet in the Albertson’s Shopping Center parking lot at 10am near McDonald's Restaurant, 6574 S Federal Way. From here Steve will facilitate […]

$20

Gold Panning for All Ages Noon-3:00PM

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

Join us at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road between noon and 3:00pm, and learn how to pan for gold. Panning is scheduled every 30-minute minutes. FREE for Youth and IMMG museum members. $5 plus Eventbrite fee for all nonmembers of the museum. Everyone must register even if you are […]

$5

Mineral Identification

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

Coyote Short, Professional Geologist, can identify rocks, minerals, fossils and Native American artifacts. Bring in your specimens and she will help you identify them. 1pm, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd, $5-General, Free for IMMG members and kids, Pre-registration is required at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mineral-identification-tickets-902052953667?aff=oddtdtcreator If questions, please contact operations@idahomuseum.org.

$5