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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.

7 pm

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

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

Bird Club

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

Girls Who Code is for girls grades 3-5 who are interested in science and technology.

Annual Events

Feb 29, 2020

A group of women dining and enjoying a fun evening

Roaring 20s

5th Annual Museum Fundraiser

Our Annual Fundraising Dinner to raise funds for various programs, activities, and exhibits at the museum.

April 2020


Young lady looking through the antlers of a deer skull.

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.

Event Details

November 2020 

Muggle Magic

Since 2012 children of all ages have experienced the mage of science at our annual Muggle Magic.