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Fall Fossil Fest 2022

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October 22, 2022

Time: 12 to 5 p.m.

Join the IMNH for a fun, hands-on day of fossils! Explore how dinosaurs roamed Idaho, see the Buzzsaw Shark in action, and get creative with natural materials. Plus, get to see how Idaho State University professors, graduate students, and IMNH staff are on the cutting edge of fossil research and learn about their latest discoveries! 

What will you experience at Fall Fossil Fest? Atlatl throwing with Dr. Andy Speer, dinosaur balancing act, eat prey like a buzzsaw shark with Dr. Leif Tapanila, create your own art with natural sourced material with Dr. Amy Commendador, and so much more!


  • Adult: $15
  • Child 6-17: $7.50
  • Child 5 and under: $0
  • ISU Student: $10*
  • Family (2 Adult, 2 Child): $35 ($5 for additional child)
  • Event T-shirt for tie-dye: $15

*Tickets sold at door (not online)

Plan A Visit


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.

Field Trips

*Admin Offices Open


Adult (18+):  $7.00

Senior (60+):  $5.00

Youth (4-17):  $3.00

Children 3 and under:  Free

ISU Faculty/Staff/Student: Free

Members: Free

Active Military & Veterans:20% Discount



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.

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Life in One Cubic Foot

Life In One Cubic Foot, Smithsonian

August 19 through November 13, 2022

IMNH Explores the Diversity of Life on Earth in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Life in One Cubic Foot”

The temporary exhibition “Life in One Cubic Foot.” The exhibition follows the research of Smithsonian scientists and photographer David Liittschwager as they discover what a cubic foot of land or water—a biocube—reveals about the diversity of life on the planet. “Life in One Cubic Foot” will be on view August 19 through November 13. The exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

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. 

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