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Hours 

Monday: Closed*

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.

Field Trips

*Admin Offices Open

Admission

Adult (18+):  $7

Senior (60+):  $5

Youth (4-17):  $3

Children 3 and under:  Free

ISU student: Free*

Members: Free

Corporate/Group: $3/adult $1.50/child**

Active Military & Veterans: 20% Discount *

Blue Star Museum

*With appropriate ID

**To schedule call (208) 282-3168

Parking

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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Proud to be a Blue Star Museum

May 15th to September 6th

We are proud to be a Blue Star Museum. This program allows Active Military and Veteran Military members with valid ID and up to five of their family members to get into the museum for Free.

Science and Research News

Newly identified saber-toothed cat is one of largest in history

An artist’s depiction of Machairodus lahayishupup eating Hemiauchenia, a camel relative. The image is part of a mural of the Rattlesnake Formation of central Oregon, where fossils of the newly identified species have been found. The mural is exhibited at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, part of the National Park Service.

IMNH specimens helped to identify a giant saber-toothed cat that lived in North America between 5 million and 9 million years ago, weighing up to 900 pounds and hunting prey that likely weighed 1,000 to 2,000 pounds, scientists reported today in a new study.

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