2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

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RE-OPENING March 21st

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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June 2020

eARThworks Workshop: Landforms at Boise Watershed

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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July 2020

July Field Trip – Gold Panning

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Idaho City Visitor Center, 100 Main Street
Idaho City, ID 83631 United States
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We will travel to Don Adair's claim on Grimes Creek for a fruitful day of gold panning; Don's claim always produces some color, either from the stream or the gravel banks. Meet at the Museum at 7:30 AM for registration with a departure to Idaho City at 8:00 AM. Or, you can meet us at the Visitor Center in Idaho City (at the big hydraulic water cannon) at 9:00 AM. This will be a rest stop and regrouping location. We'll…

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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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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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