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Ornithology is the study of birds. The collection is comprised of study skins, mounts, eggs, and nests totaling approximately 1300 catalogued specimens and associated data. Specimens have been donated or collected by private individuals, Idaho Fish and Game, U. S. Fish and Wildlife and researchers.

A large collection of mounted specimens and skins was donated to IMNH by Mr. Richard (Dick) Jeppson. Dick was a local high school teacher and taxidermist, who also provided service in a variety of ways to the museum.

This collection is a resource for exhibits, museum and university classes, local science teachers, wood carvers and artists. In addition, this collection provides a unique window to examine the changes in avian populations and their habitats in Idaho and the Intermountain West.


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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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