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Idaho Museum of Natural History holds summer membership drive

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University is holding a summer membership drive to help accomplish its mission to inspire appreciation and curiosity for Idaho’s natural history through its exploration and preservation.

Membership benefits include free, unlimited admission to museum exhibits. Members can come see the “Summer of Shark” exhibits  and experience Idaho’s 265-million-year-old Helicoprion fossils and the recent addition of the equally weird Edestus shark.

Other membership perks include enjoying drawings, poetry and research documents from Edson Fichter’s studies of pronghorn in Idaho’s Pahsimoroi Valley in the museum’s “Discover the Naturalist Within, Journey with Edson Fichter” exhibit. Participants can learn learn how to be a modern citizen scientist and can contribute to Fichter’s legacy with research projects ongoing today.

It takes a partnership with caring community members to help the Idaho Museum of Natural History succeed. An annual membership is a way for citizens and the museum to connect with past events, places and ideas. Membership support stays local, enriching the community and state.

The museum features a variety of affordable memberships to choose from and joining is easy.  To become a member, visit and follow the membership link. Memberships start at $45.

The IMNH has been serving Idaho since 1934. To learn more about the museum, visit or call 208-282-3168.


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