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

Hidden Gems Book Launch

Hidden Gems: Stores of the Idaho Museum of Natural History

Dec. 3, 2022

1 to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Hidden Gems: Stories of the Idaho Museum of Natural History is the product of a unique collaboration between IMNH and the students of Dr. Alex Bolinger’s Collaborative Creativity class at ISU. Eight Idaho State University students came together to take on the ambitious challenge of writing an entire book about IMNH in just three months. The book authors include: Alex Bolinger, Katelyn Baird, Grace Wright, Natalie Hughes, Josh Luker, Shayla Manwill, Maya Peters-Greno, Laura Rizzo, and Daniel Griffith.

Through the generous support of IMNH’s faculty, staff, and administrative team and the particular assistance of Amber Tews, the students were able to access and research photos, documents, and stories from the Museum’s collections to tell the story of its history. The students worked together to coordinate the contents of the book, write the chapters, and refine the content with the generous assistance of copyeditor Kristine McCarty.

To celebrate this achievement the IMNH is hosting a book launch on Dec. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Museum’s Discovery Room. The event will include light refreshments, each author discussing their personal favorite stories, and enjoy the opening of the newest exhibition True Colors: The Fujii Rock Collection.

 

Behind the Scenes with Dr. Leif Tapanila

Behind the Scenes, Meteorites with Leif Tapanila

Dec. 13, 2022

6 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Have you ever held a real meteorite? Join museum director Leif Tapanila to see specimens from the Museum's collection. Learn about the different types of space rocks and how to tell a meteor-wrong from a meteorite! It'll be out of this world.

Holiday Fused Glass Class for Kids

A glass gnome and tree

Dec. 8, 2022

6 to 8 p.m.

For Kids

SOLD OUT

Join us to make an original, unique gift or keepsake. Local artist Melissa Neiers will guide you in creating two beautiful fused glass pieces. Returned in time for the Holly Jolly Season (Dec. 16th).

Space is limited, ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY, and all supplies are included.

*Gnome is 7 inches and the tree ornament is 4 inches.

Merry Fused Glass Class - Adult Night

Glass gnome

Dec. 9, 2022

6 to 8 p.m.

Adult Night

SOLD OUT

Join us to make an original, unique gift or keepsake. Local artist Melissa Neiers  will guide you in creating two beautiful fused glass pieces. Returned in time for the Holly Jolly Season (Dec. 16th).

Space is limited, ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY, and all supplies are included.

*Gnome is 7 inches and the tree ornament is 4 inches.

Merry Fused Glass Class - Family and Friends

A fused glass holiday tree

Dec. 10, 2022

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SOLD OUT

Join us to make an original, unique gift or keepsake. Local artist Melissa Neiers will guide you in creating two beautiful fused glass pieces. Returned in time for the Holly Jolly Season (Dec. 16th).

Space is limited, ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY, and all supplies are included.

*Gnome is 7 inches and the tree ornament is 4 inches.