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Museum Masquerade Benefit 2018

Join the Idaho Museum of Natural History for the 3rd annual Museum Masquerade Benefit

The Idaho Museum of Natural History’s 2018 Museum Masquerade Benefit will be March 3rd at 5:30 pm at Juniper Hills Country Club, to raise funds for the upcoming Astronomical Idaho exhibit featuring Be the Astronaut from Eureka Exhibits. 

The theme is Mardi Gras with masks encouraged. The evening entertainment will include music, dining, live and silent auction, games, and dancing.  The Museum Masquerade Benefit has raised more than $20,000 in its first two years for exhibits.

Tickets for the event are $50 each and tables of 10 are available for $500.

Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information call 208-282-3168.

Idaho Ancient Bison Fossils Now Available in 3-D


The Bureau of Reclamation and the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH), which is located on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello, have partnered to make fossils more available to the public. Beginning today, the 3-D scan models of Bison latifrons specimens are available online to view, download, and print in 3-D.

“The 3-D scanning of the objects is fantastic in and of itself, but by placing the 3-D scans onto an interactive website and making those scan files downloadable, we can get them out to the broader public,” said Jenny Huang, an archaeologist with Reclamation’s Snake River Area Office. “We are proud to be able to take our museum property management to the next level by making the collection available to everyone."

With funding from a Cultural and Scientific Collections grant from the Department of the Interior, provided through the Department’s Interior Museum Program, Reclamation was able to contract with the Idaho Virtualization Lab, a research unit of IMNH, specializing in digital archiving. The Bison Digitization Project, creates an open-access digital archive of fossil Bison that roamed eastern Idaho during the Ice Age.

This digital collection includes 250 three-dimensional models from 148 unique specimens of some of the most important and complete fossil bison in North America, curated by the IMNH. We encourage visitors to explore our digital collection for education, research or just to reconnect with our amazing history.

These files are intended for use by educators, researchers, and the general public for non-commercial purposes. The 3-D printing of these virtual specimens is allowed for use in educational and research situations and for private use, but they should not be provided for sale without the express written consent of Reclamation.

For more information about the 3-D fossils, please visit the Bureau of Reclamation project website

Click here for the Bison Digitization Project Website


The Incredible Horse exhibit to open at Idaho Museum of Natural History

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University will open the Incredible Horse exhibit January 20th.

The world of horses will come alive in this interactive exhibit. Visitors will get to interact with prehistoric horses, travel in the footsteps of early man, and try their hand at saddling a horse. From 12pm to 3pm, join us for behind-the-scenes collection tours that will be included in the regular admission price. Visitors will get the opportunity to explore four collections at the IMNH: Life Science, Paleontology, Anthropology, and the Idaho Virtualization Lab. Tours will start on the hour and half hour. Each tour group will be limited to 10 people.

The Incredible Horse exhibit follows the horse from its earliest fossil beginnings in North America to its expansion to Asia and Europe through its extinction in North America 10,000 years ago. Re-introduced to North America by the Spanish in the 16th Century horses had a profoundly shaped Native American lifeways. Today, horses are a major part of Idaho’s identity and are helping people in new ways.

The Incredible Horse exhibit is sponsored by KIDK Eyewitness News 3, KXPI Fox 5 Est Idaho, and the Pine Ridge Mall.


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(208) 282-3168

Idaho Museum of Natural History

921 S. 8th ave Stop 8096

Pocatello,ID 83201

We are located just off the corner of 5th street and Dillon street in Pocatello.

Museum Hours

Spring/Summer Hours
(Late March - Early September)
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Monday: Closed
Fall/Winter Hours
(Early September - Late March)
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Monday: Closed
Holiday Closures:
Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day


Adult 18+ $7
Senior 60+ $5
Youth 4-17 $3
Child 3 & under FREE
ISU Student w/ ID FREE
Museum Member FREE
Active Military w/ ID 20% off

Veteran w/ ID

20% off


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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