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The IMNH Mammal Collection currently houses over 1200 catalogued specimens. The collection is comprised of skin and skull preparations of modern mammals. Specimens have been collected by ISU students, faculty, volunteers, and researchers.

Drs. Barry Keller, Edson Fichter and their students collected most the material as part of their research. Geographically, most of the specimens are from Idaho, with rodents and bats the best represented groups. The collection also has a number of specimens from Yellowstone NP, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, California, Utah and Wisconsin.

The collection is used for teaching mammalogy and zoology classes at IMNH and ISU. The collection provides a critical resource for taxanomic and genetic studies by mammalogists, paleontologists, archaeologists, and wildlife managers.


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(208) 282-3168

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)
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Monday: Closed
Fall/Winter Hours
(Early September - Late March)
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Monday: Closed
Holiday Closures:
Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day


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

Veteran w/ ID

20% off


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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