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Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho State University Campus

698 E Dillon St

Pocatello, ID 83201

Parking Address (As of March 16, 2024): 806 S 8th Ave

From I-15, Exit 67 head north on S 5th Ave for 1.5 miles, turn right at the stoplight at E Humbolt St, continue for 0.2 miles then turn left into Temporary Parking (see map below). If parking lot is full please call 208-282-3317 and they can direct you to other parking locations or visit ISU Parking Lot Construction FAQ

Temporary Parking

Temporary Parking Complimentary parking is available in the Idaho State University's C01 at 001 Cesar Chavez

Current Visitor Information

Summer Hours 

Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer hours in effect through Labor Day

CLOSED July 4th

Admission Prices

General Admission: FREE for members

Adult 18+:  $9.00

Senior 60:  $6.00

Youth 4-17:  $4.00

Children 3 and under:  Free

ISU Faculty/Staff/Student: Free*

Active Military & Veterans: Free** Proud To Be A Blue Star Museum

ASTC Passport Program: venues grant Passport Program visitors with free general admission to their center or museum based on their membership level.

*With appropriate ID. 

**Active Military and Veterans will receive Free admission for themselves and up to 5 family members from May 18-September 2. Valid ID is required.

Visitor Information

Hours 

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m..

Thursday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission Prices

Adult 18+:  $9.00

Senior 60:  $6.00

Youth 4-17:  $4.00

Children 3 and under:  Free

ISU Faculty/Staff/Student: Free*

Active Military & Veterans: 20% Discount*

ASTC Passport Program: venues grant Passport Program visitors with free general admission to their center or museum based on their membership level.

*With appropriate ID. 

Handicap Access & Special Needs

All museum entrances are wheelchair accessible. Visitors requiring a wheelchair can obtain one from the Museum Store for use while touring the Museum. An elevator provides access to restrooms on the Museum’s lower level. Handicap parking is available in front of the museum.

Scavenger Hunt

Don't forget to ask the gallery attendance for our different age level scavenger hunts. Find all the objects and get a prize!

Museum for All

Museum for All, an initiative of the Institute of Museum and library Services

We are proud to join the Museum for All, an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Museums for All is about accessibility and inclusiveness for all visitors. At the Idaho Museum of Natural History we offer FREE admission as part of the Museum for All program. Visitors simply display their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Although EBT cards can be used as payment in places like grocery stores, it is not used for payment with this program. It is shown simply to identify the visitor(s) as qualifying for Museums for All.

Up to four individuals can receive the Museums for All benefit with the presentation of one EBT card. The individuals should all be part of the same group, of course. EBT cards from any state are valid for receiving the Museums for All benefit. Does not apply to special events or camps.

Museum for All is made possible in part by the Idaho National Laboratory

Holiday Closures

The gallery will be closed the following dates:

  • March 31, 2024
  • May 27, 2024
  • July 4, 2024
  • September 2, 2024
  • November 28-29, 2024
  • December 24-25, 2024
  • January 1, 2025