Welcome to the website for the Idaho Museum of Natural History, the Official Natural History Museum of the State of Idaho. 

Located in Pocatello, Idaho, on the campus of Idaho State University, the Museum is home to various public exhibits in Anthropology, Earth and Life Sciences. It is our goal to discover, record and share the unique history and culture of the State of Idaho.  In fact, many of the Museum’s offerings are only available at the IMNH, and cannot be found at other Natural History Museums in Idaho or elsewhere. 

Since 1934, the Idaho Museum of Natural History has offered unique, educational and fun opportunities to visitors, classrooms, tourists and the public at large. Visit us on the campus of ISU, Tuesday through Sunday, and be sure to check back often for new exhibits and collections.

The story of the Bison on display at Idaho Museum of Natural History

 

Patrons enjoying the BISON exhibit at the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Patrons enjoying the BISON exhibit at the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

BISON is a traveling exhibit exploring the past, present, and future of this great North American mammal. The exhibit creates an interactive environment that combines history, artifacts and hands-on activities to bring to life the story of this great North American mammal. 

The exhibit is made possible by National Buffalo Foundation and the Kauffman Museum. BISON is available to museums across the US and Canada to tell the tragic history of this majestic animal, its rescue from near extinction, and the story of people across North America working to preserve the bison as a vibrant part of our future.

 The museum will be hosting Spirits & Skeletons, October 13th from 7pm to 10:30pm. This event is a fundraiser and features a sneak peek at the BISON exhibit. Tickets are $25 online or $35 at the door. All proceeds from the event will benefit future exhibits at the museum.

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(208) 282-3168

(208) 282-5893

Idaho Museum of Natural History

921 S. 8th ave Stop 8096

Pocatello,ID 83201


We are located just off the corner of 5th street and Dillon street in Pocatello.

Museum Hours

Spring/Summer Hours
(Late March-Early September)
Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm
Mon: Closed
 
Fall/Winter Hours
(Early September-Late March)
Tues-Fri: 12pm-6pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm
Mon: Closed
 
Holiday Closures: 11/23, 11/24, 12/24, 12/25, 1/1

Admission

Adult 18+ $7
Senior 60+ $5
ISU Student  $2
Youth 4-17  $3
Child 3 & under FREE
Museum Member FREE
Active Military 20% off

Veteran

20% off

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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