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ASTRONOMICAL IDAHO FEATURING BE THE ASTRONAUT

 

 

Astronomical Idaho showcases Idaho’s deep connection with NASA research, space exploration, and the search for life beyond our planet. It includes an immersive digital experience that lets you be the astronaut, travel to distant planets, plan rover missions, and ward off space dangers.

Did you know the Craters of the Moon National Monument has served as a training center for space exploration for decades? Did you know ISU faculty are helping to find life outside our planet? Visitors will see a real piece of Mars and learn how to identify meteorites. In addition, Roger Boe, local artist captures Craters of the Moons’ unique landscape through the lens of photography and poetry.

The show includes Be the Astronaut from Eureka Exhibits, an engaging interactive exhibit that focuses on space flight. In the exhibit, visitors learn about the challenges and excitement of spaceflight – then apply that knowledge as they fly spaceships, pilot the landers, and drive the rovers, in a thrilling adventure to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and beyond!

Astronomical Idaho is sponsored by KIDK Eyewitness News 3, KXPI Fox 5 East Idaho, the Pine Ridge Mall, Idaho State Journal, ON Semiconductor, and Westmark Credit Union.

Museum Hours

SPRING/SUMMER HOURS

(Late March - Early September)

Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Monday: Closed
 
FALL/WINTER HOURS

(Early September - Late March)

Tuesday - Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Monday: Closed
 
HOLIDAY CLOSURES:
Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Admission Prices

Adult 18+ $7
Senior 60+ $5
Youth 4-17 $3
Child 3 & under FREE
Museum Member FREE

Idaho State University Student*

FREE
Active Military** 20% off
Veteran**

20% off

*With valid ID. Must be currently enrolled in classes.

**With valid ID. Discount only applies to individual.

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208-282-3168

208-282-3317

Idaho Museum of Natural History

698 E Dillon St

Pocatello, ID 83201


We are located on the campus of Idaho State Univeristy.

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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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