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Family-friendly events for families with children of all ages. 

Snow Science

A snow covered scene

January 14

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Regular Admission Applies

Did you know you can be a snow scientist? Snow sciences studies how snow forms, distributes, and the processes affecting snowpack over time. Join us in the gallery for a hands-on activity exploring the science of snow.

Tree Ring

Image of a tree rings

January 14

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Regular Admission Applies

Let's count the ways tree rings can tell a story about the world around us. Join us in the gallery for this hands-on activity.

Romack Gem Collection

Behind the Scenes on Gems

January 19

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Regular Admission Applies

We will be exploring the Romack Gem Collection which includes a 1601 carat marquis cut quarts, 16 carat cut green quartz, 124 carat Ametrine quartz plus other incredible gems that will be available for viewing during this special Behind the Scenes.

Remembering Bear River: Documentary Film and Discussion

Remembering Bear River film screening graphic

January 27

6 to 9 p.m.

Free Admission

The Idaho Museum of Natural History’s (IMNH) on the Pocatello campus of Idaho State University (ISU) is hosting a free film screening of the documentary Remembering Bear River on January 27th at 6 p.m. at Frazier Hall.

On January 29, 1863, the U.S. Army killed more than 350 Shoshone of the Northwestern Band at the winter village of Boa Ogoi. The film by Phillip Schoen explores the history of the Bear River Massacre and its legacy in Idaho.

The half-hour film will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Schoen and special guests. A reception and hors d’oeuvres to follow at the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council*, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The film originally aired on Idaho Public Television's program Idaho Experience.

Event Details:

  • 6:00-6:15 p.m. Arrive at Frazier Hall, 733 E. Carter Pocatello
  • 6:15-6:45 p.m. Film screening
  • 6:45-7:45 p.m. Discussion with filmmaker and special guests
  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. Reception and Hors d'oeuvre at Idaho Museum of Natural History, 698 E Dillon St

*Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Idaho Humanities Council or the National Endowment of the Humanities.