2020 Annual Report
From the Director - 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, and I’m grateful to the staff and students who work tirelessly to make the Museum a vital part of our community. Nationwide, museums were badly affected by the pandemic, with 1 in 5 expected to close permanently. We are thankful here at the IMNH for the continued support by the State of Idaho, and our close partnership with the staff, faculty and students at Idaho State University. We are grateful to our local community who have demonstrated through sponsorships, donations and attendance that the IMNH is a valued institution in Pocatello.
Take care of each other and be well,
Leif Tapanila, Museum Director
Plan A Visit
Skulls, Everyone's Got One Now Open
The exhibition will feature over 100 skulls from the IMNH collections and 3D printing. The range in size from over 7 feet to less than an inch. See a minke whale, great hammerhead shark, Diabloceratops, birds, lizards, and skulls like yours. Pose in front of the wall of spikes, a showcase of horns, antlers, bumps, knobs, and frills animals use to live their life. From giant saltwater crocodiles to dinosaurs, whales, and bison, you will never look in the mirror the same way again!
Tuesday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Friday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.
*Admin Offices Open
Adult (18+): $7
Senior (60+): $5
Youth (4-17): $3
Children 3 and under: Free
ISU student: Free*
Corporate/Group: $3/adult $1.50/child**
Active Military & Veterans: 20% Discount *
*With appropriate ID
**To schedule call (208) 282-3168
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.
Governor Little has rolled Idaho back to Phase 2, effective November 14th, the Museum remains open to the public. Your health is our top priority. Please remember face coverings are mandatory and group sizes are limited to 10 people or less.
Your Safety is our Priority
The Museum has procedures to limit the number of guests in the gallery at one time, regularly sanitize interactive spaces after each group, and conduct deeper cleaning before each day. Face coverings are required at the Museum and will be provided complimentary with the purchase of admission. If you are concerned about waiting please call ahead (208) 282-3317.
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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.
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698 E Dillon St (Physical) Pocatello, ID 83201
We are located on the Idaho State University's Pocatello campus in Building #12.
921 S 8th Ave (Mailing) STOP 8096 Pocatello, ID 83209
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