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.

Girl Scout Event: Earn the Geology Patch

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.

This is not a drop off event. Parents/Guardians or troop leaders must stay for the full activity. Please no tag-a-longs; please leave non-participating siblings at home.

See Girl Scout website for details and to sign up for the event.

Annual ROCK PARTY

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.

Girl Scout Event: Earn the Geology Patch

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.

This is not a drop off event. Parents/Guardians or troop leaders must stay for the full activity. Please no tag-a-longs; please leave non-participating siblings at home.

See Girl Scout website for details and to sign up for the event.