The Idaho Museum of Natural History in communication with Idaho State University continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. The safety and well-being of our entire community, including visitors, is our top priority. The University is strictly following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and state and local public health officials. Due to these guidelines, all Museum public activities are canceled until further notice.
These events are available for families with children of all ages.
9 am to 12 pm
Family Fun Day
One Saturday a month we offer free, family-friendly activities in our Discovery Room.
Discover the Naturalist Within Lecture Series
A monthly lecture series exploring Idaho's natural world with local and regional researchers.
The Right Foot (PreK-6)
Every child is a natural scientist, curious about a world filled with new experiences. These programs focus on nature with hands-on and field experiences to start kiddos on a lifelong path of discovery.
February - June
Trout in the Classroom 2020
The purpose of Trout in the Classroom is to raise awareness about Idaho’s aquatic resources by providing hands-on learning opportunities for Idaho students.
May - September
No Child Left Inside
Get outside and discover our local nature areas on the first and third Friday during the summer months. For parents and children ages 5 and under.
October - April
STEM Learning for Littles
A preschool STEM activity the first and third Friday of the winter through spring months. For parents and children ages 5 and under.
October - December
Learn about different birds and how to identify local birds. Meets on the first and third Fridays of the month during the winter months through spring. For Kindergarten through 5th grade.
October - January
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is for girls grades 3-5 who are interested in science and technology.
Feb 29, 2020
5th Annual Museum Fundraiser
Our Annual Fundraising Dinner to raise funds for various programs, activities, and exhibits at the museum.
Science Trek 2020 - Postponed
Will postpone April's Science Trek to a new date of September 18-19. We will contact anyone who has already registered to provide options for reimbursement or registration for the new September date.
Since 2012 children of all ages have experienced the mage of science at our annual Muggle Magic.