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Closing Early

Our gallery will close at 4 pm on April 26th to prepare for our 2019 Science Trek Campers.

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Idaho Gives 2019

This year at we are supporting local Idaho students while they attend the Digital Sculpting Studio at the Idaho Virtualization Lab (IVL), combining digital modeling, artistry, and 3D printing. Your support through #IdahoGives provides fee-free access. These student learning experiences will equip these young, eager minds with 21st-century skills that are transforming science and engineering. The IVL is one of the only places across the globe where students can get hands-on experience creating 3D models will be put on display after Labor Day in the museum's gallery. Get behind this initiative now and support IMNH on May 2nd!

The Nature of Idaho

Zoo Idaho and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will be bringing the wonders of Idaho’s natural world to the airwaves. The half-hour program features Peter Pruett, Zoo Idaho Superintendent, and Dr. Leif Tapanila, Director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, highlighting how the Gem State’s wild places have shaped Idaho’s past, present, and future. The show features regular segments on nature news and a fun fact.

1/31/2019 - SHARKS OF IDAHO special guest Susan Ewing, author of Resurrecting the Shark

2/14/2019 - LEKKING FOR LOVE special guest Dr. David Delehanty, Bird Behavioral Biologist

2/26/2019 - BATS special guest Dr. Rita Dixon, State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator

3/12/2019 - EVOLVING RIVERS with special guest Paul Link, Professor in the Idaho State University Department of Geosciences

3/26/2019 - ALPINE TREES with special guest Matthew J Germino, USGS Ecologist

The Nature of Idaho logo with shape of Idaho and radio waves.

Museum in the News

Idaho Museum of Natural History's researchers to digitally collect 50 of the world's largest animals. 

Idaho Museum of Natural History researchers receive grant to digitally scan bones of California blue whale

Our Affiliate Curator Chris Shaw's newest work about "Smilodon’s sociality, and answer questions about how the cat lived and why it died out 10,000 to 12,000 years ago."

Join and Support

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. 

Through our statewide initiative, Discovering Idaho, One Story at a Time, we are connecting K to 12 and Career Students with extraordinary STEM education. We collaborate with Idaho State University’s colleges and faculty on groundbreaking research projects, providing interactive, immersive exhibits for the enjoyment of all, and sharing our collections through the Idaho Virtual Museum.
It is through the generous support of individuals, business and corporate partners, and foundations that we are able to meet our mission to “preserve the natural heritage of Idaho through our collections, to create and share knowledge to its people and visitors."   

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Idaho Museum of Natural History

698 E Dillon St

Pocatello, ID 83201


We are located on the campus of Idaho State University.


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