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Closed for Installation

The gallery will be closed Sept. 25 - Oct. 6, 2023 for the installation of Dinosaurs from the Mountain, opens Oct. 7th at 10 a.m.

Fall Fossil Fest

Fall Fossil Fest October 14, 2023

October 14, 2023

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mark your calendars for our annual celebration of fossils here at the IMNH! This year we will be featuring fossils, activities, and deep dives centered around our newest exhibit, Dinosaurs from the Mountain.  Attendees are sure to enjoy the awe-inspiring displays, research, hands-on activities, and interaction with staff and scientists.


  • Family (2 adults/2 children): $45
  • Individual: $15.00
  • Child (6-17): $7.50
  • ISU Student: $10.00

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Visitor Information


Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Adult (18+): $9.00

Senior (60+): $6.00

Youth (4-17): $4.00

3 & under: Free*

Member: Free*

ISU Faculty/Staff/Students: Free*

Active Military & Veterans: 20% Discount*

*with appropriate ID


Complimentary parking is available in the Idaho State University's General Parking Lot 01, on the west-side of the pine trees. Can be accessed at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Dillon Street. Parking is marked for Museum Patrons. If museum parking is full a pass can be obtained at the front desk.

Support the Museum

At the IMNH, our philosophy is all about discovery! Discovery through world-class, science-based programming that highlights the incredible life, earth, and anthropology collections we steward for the State of Idaho, its citizens, and our visitors. 

Get involved in the following ways:




The benefits of membership:

  • Free unlimited museum admission
  • 10% museum gift shop
  • Exclusive event and exhibit invitations
  • Subscription to the monthly e-newsletter
  • ASTC Travel Passport Program