June & July 2021
Botany Field School 2021
Idaho State University/Idaho Museum of Natural History is offering a 2 week, 3-credit botany field class for summer, 2021.
May 31 - June 25
2021 Archaeology Field School
Traditional method means using only the antler, bone, ivory, wood, and stones that were available to a specific culture, region, and time period. Learn terminology of stone tool production and the many different kinds of tools you can make. You will be able to identify what activity took place just from looking at the debris left behind.
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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!
The Museum will be CLOSED Easter Sunday (4/4/2021)
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.
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.
April 16, 2021
5 - 8 p.m.
Go behind the scenes with Idaho Virtualization Lab Manager, Tim Gomes, who will take you through In the Shadows and the lab for an in-depth tour of how 3D images and objects are created. Because your safety is our number one priority registration is required.
Limited Group Size - Regular Admission Applies
Science and Research News
These Prehistoric Sharks Had Jaws Shaped Like Circular Saws and Sawtoothed Sciss
By Riley Black
APRIL 2, 2021
Imagine a great white shark with a set of sawtoothed scissors for a mouth. Ridiculous as that image might seem at first, such a creature once swam through Earth’s seas. More than 300 million years ago, Edestus giganteous bit through its fishy prey with a set of thin, blade like jaws with each serrated tooth set in line right behind the last. There’s nothing quite like this fish alive today, and paleontologists have only recently been able to piece together the relevant clues to understand Edestus and other strange shark relatives from the deep past.
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