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Make the museum your classroom

Make the museum your classroom, or bring the museum to your classroom. Our education offerings engage students of all ages with interactive and student-led learning.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History reaches over 10,000 children annually through outreach programs, guided tours, and after-school classes. As the state museum of natural history, the IMNH Education Department offers unique educational materials and classes for teachers and students from across the state. Our educational programing is tied to state standards, and we incorporate current best-practices to ensure student-led exploration is meaningful and engaging. We offer out-of-school programming, school field trips, break camps, and educational kits to meet the needs of a diverse and widespread Idaho population.

Robert Gay, education coordinator

Robert Gay

Education Coordinator

Office: Museum Building 205C 921 S 8th Ave Stop 8096 Pocatello, ID 83209

(208) 282-2195


Field Trips

Whether you’re visiting with a group of five or 50, the Idaho Museum of Natural History can offer your students an authentic experience like none other. We customize field trip experiences to encompass all areas of STEM education in alignment with the Idaho State Standards: Science and Social Studies Standards for This is Idaho. Exhibit Interpreters and Museum staff offer insight on gallery exhibitions while the Science Discovery Center offers a free-choice learning environment for scientific discovery. To schedule a field trip use our online scheduling tool here.

Field Trip Requests

  • Please submit your request at least one week prior to your desired date.
  • Submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation.
  • Field trip group rates are $3/student, active chaperones receive free admission

K-12 Outreach Programs

Not located near Pocatello? We’ll come to you, at no cost! The IMNH Education Department is happy to bring select programs to schools and education-based groups across Idaho. We’re happy to travel to your location, no matter your group size. For more information, email robertgay@isu.edu or call us at (208) 282-2195.

Education Resources and Materials

Nothing beats learning with real, hands-on objects from our shared natural history. Our interactive Bison Boxes are available to educators and learning leaders within Idaho. For more information, see our online catalog for availability.

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