We are located at

2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

We hope to have Special Events this winter. Click "CALENDAR" below to see any upcoming events. Regular hours will resume in Spring 2022. Check this website for updates.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

CANCELLED: Celebrate Idaho Geology and Earth Science Week

Due to low registration this event has been cancelled.

Dig into Geology! You’ll find activities for all ages and treasures for the kiddos. Hunt for gems, explore Idaho rocks and minerals, create your own earthquake and MORE!

We have planned this event carefully, so that during this COVID surge, we can all stay safe. We are scheduling 25 people per hour between 1:00 pm & 4:00pm and requiring everyone 3 and older to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth. The museum door will be open. Come join us for a good time!

Our gift shop will be open, so plan to come in and explore our affordable and amazing collections!

Registration required: Celebrate Geology at IMMG

Family Fun – Dig into Fossils

Let’s learn about Idaho Fossils!

Join us for a fun afternoon learning about fossils. Explore Idaho fossils, different types of fossilization, and create your own fossil.  Kids and museum members Free, Non-members $5.

Registration required: Dig into Fossils

Mineral Identification with Certified Geologist

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 by Grandmother Raven on the Paiute side and Grandmother Hallie on the Modoc side.

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, in which she strives to maintain continuity between ancient and modern knowledge, believing that the two can meld to provide complete understanding. She studies at BSU, conducts field trips at Eagle Rock, and is a dedicated volunteer at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology.

Registration required: Mineral Identification