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SHARKS! Family Fun Day

August 3, 2019

9 am to 12 pm

This month’s family fun day is all about Sharks! Join us to celebrate the Summer of Sharks by making a shark mobile, create an original art piece with coloring sheets, and learning fun and interesting facts of both living and extinct sharks.

Dr. Curt Anderson, from the Idaho State Biology Department, will be dissecting a shark and will teach you the interesting features of shark anatomy. Time of dissection TBD.

Jesse Pruitt, Idaho Virtualization Laboratory Manager, will have 3D printed sharks on display and will discuss the 3D printing process.

This a free, family-friendly event in our Discovery Room and on the steps of the Museum.

In honor of Summer of Sharks, we will be offering $7 Family Admission* all day!

Parking is free on Saturdays.

*Up to 2 Adults and 4 Children each additional child will be $2.

Family Fun - World Oceans Day

June 8, 2019

9 am to 12 pm

We will be joining the world in celebrating our Oceans this Family Fun Day. We will have hands-on activities for all ages to learn about the importance of our oceans. How easy is it to clean up an oil spill activity? Do you know your carbon footprint? Let us help you calculate it. And we will bring out our teaching shell collection and discuss the types of animals that inhabit these shells.

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!

This is a free, family-friendly event in our Discovery Room.

If you wish to attend the see Buzzsaw Sharks of Idaho, Discover Exoplanets, or Discover the Naturalist Within admission does apply. Admission: Adult (18+) – $7, Senior (60+) – $5, Youth (4-17) – $3, ISU Student* – $2, Child 3 & Under – Free, Museum Member – Free, Active Military and Veteran* – Free *With Valid ID

Parking is free on Saturdays.

Family Fun- National Astronomy Day

May 11, 2019

9 am to 12 pm

As the weather warms up many of us head to the great outdoors of camping. Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wondered what you are looking at? Join us for this month's Family Fun Day for National Astronomy Day. We will be making a pocket solar system, using solar scopes to look at the Sun, learning about how exoplanets are discovered and more. There will be activities for all ages.

This is a free, family-friendly event in our Discovery Room.

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698 E Dillon St (Physical) Pocatello, ID 83201

We are located on the Idaho State University's Pocatello campus in Building #12.

921 S 8th Ave (Mailing) STOP 8096 Pocatello, ID 83209



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