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2021 Summer Play Pass

June 1 - August 22

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One Pass, all the fun at your favorite spots! 

$85 - Family Pass

$28 - Adult Pass

$20 - Kiddo Pass

Plan A Visit

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.

For More Detailed Instructions

Effective May 17th, Idaho State University will remove the on-campus face covering requirement for fully vaccinated individuals. Today’s decision is based upon updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and is a huge step forward in our return towards normal operations. Individuals who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine are still encouraged to wear face coverings in accordance with the CDC guidance. 
 

Proud to be a Blue Star Museum

 

We are proud to be a Blue Star Museum. This program allows Active Military and Veteran Military members with valid ID and up to 5 of their family members to get into the museum for Free. Blue Star runs from May 15th to September 6th.

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.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Dire Wolf

ISU researcher Mary Thompson collaborated with scientists from around the world to learn more about the dire wolf, the highly intelligent but terrifying beasts from Game of Thrones.

Support the Museum

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