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 Event: Gold Panning

Join us in panning for gold! The Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology will set up this event in the courtyard of the Women’s Prison at the Old Pen in east Boise. This Panning experience is provided by the Nampa Gold Prospectors. They are true prospectors and will teach both children and adults how to pan for gold. Pre-registration required at: Gold Panning