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These events are available for families with children of all ages. 

Family Fun Day

One Saturday a month we offer free, family-friendly activities in our Discovery Room.


Musuem Day 2019

An annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine.

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.

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.

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.

Group of kids crossing a stream on a field trip

Day Camps

A variety of day camps geared for different age groups.

A Full Moon

Trip to the Moon

Trip to the Moon Camp learn what it would be like to live on the Moon. Camps for Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6.

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.


On Track: Grades 7-9

These programs focus on building skills in science, technology, engineering, and math outside of school to help support year-round learning through engaging nature-themed topics. 

Zero Robotics, Coding Camp. A space shuttle above the Earth.

Coding Camp

Learn to use code to maneuver robots here and on the International Space Station using C++.

Zero Robotics: ISS Programing Challenge

Zero Robotics

Learn, build, compete for a chance to have your ideas on the International Space Station.

A young man testing virtual reality.

Virtual Reality Camp

Learn the in's and out's of virtual reality.

Step Up: Grades 9-12

College is just around the corner. Projects build technical and leadership skills and give outreach experiences that prepare our young adults for the next big steps in life. 


Digital Sculpting Studio

Digital Sculpting Studio

Help create the next exhibit at the museum with the Digital Sculpting Studio for ages 14-17. This year we are 3D sculpting a North American Lion attacking a juvenile mammoth.


Annual Events

A group of women dining and enjoying a fun evening

Museum Masquerade Benefit

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

Young lady looking through the antlers of a deer skull.

Science Trek

For 30 years we have been hosting 3-5 graders in our annual sleepover and science event.

Young boy getting sorted into his Natural History House

Muggle Magic

Muggle Magic is our annual educational fundraiser where we show that science is truly magical.

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698 E Dillon St (Physical) Pocatello, ID 83201

We are located on the Idaho State University's Pocatello campus in Building #12.

921 S 8th Ave (Mailing) STOP 8096 Pocatello, ID 83209



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