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Make the whole museum your classroom. Our field trips engage students of all ages with interactive and entertaining exhibits and activities.



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 Education Resources Center offers unique educational materials and classes for teachers and students from the Snake River Plain, into the Panhandle, and beyond. We, at the ERC, believe that learning is an exciting and ongoing process. We work hard to offer fun and customized experiences to learners of all ages and abilities. Our after school classes and activities are a great way to get kids excited about sciences.

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 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in alignment with the Idaho State Standards. Exhibit Interpreters and Museum staff offer insight on gallery exhibitions while the Science Discovery Center offers a free-choice learning environment for scientific discovery.

Field Trip Protocol

The Museum can accommodate groups up to 45 for a 1.5 hour time period. We will divide the group into 9-person cohorts who will be guided by one museum staff, to maintain no more than 10 people together at a time. We will maintain 6-foot physical distancing and face coverings at all times. Please make reservations two weeks in advance.

Field Trip Request

Contact Teresa Henderson at (208) 282-3168 or 

  • Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to your desired date.
  • Submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation.
  • Watch for your confirmation email within 10 business days.

Young girl exploring nature in the gallery

There's so much to love at the Museum.