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Museum Masquerade Benefit 2019

Idaho Museum of Natural History, Discovery Idaho One Story at a time, Save the Date 

Join the Idaho Museum of Natural History for the 4th annual Museum Masquerade Benefit on March 30th at 5:30 pm at Phil Meador Toyota. 

Funds raised will support student learning by creating an awesome Makerspace designed to engage students in hands-on learning through “MAKING”.  This free-choice learning environment provides children authentic experiences in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) and inspires a love of science and an appreciation for lifelong learning.

The theme is masquerade and masks encouraged. The evening entertainment will include music, dining, live and silent auction, games, and dancing. Music provided by DJ Adrian Smart, LP&H Entertainment. The Museum Masquerade Benefit has raised more than $40,000 in its first three years for exhibits.

Tickets for the event are $60 each and tables of 8 are available for $480. For more information call 208-282-3168.


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Dinner Entree Options

Chef Chris Gilliam of Chartwells Catering has developed several delicious entree choices:

  • Airline Chicken Breast Parmesan - Airline chicken breast parmesan with herb risotto and free green beans with garlic, tomato and basil.
  • Halibut with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette - Halibut with cherry tomato vinaigrette served with basmati rice with saffron and basil and candied butternut squash.
  • Korean Beef Short Ribs - Korean beef short ribs served with wasabi mashed potatoes, bok choy, and fried wonton strips.
  • Greek Lemon Polenta - Greek lemon polenta with Portobello mushroom ragout.
  • Special dietary needs can be accommodated. 

We will have a no host bar by The Clydesdale Bar and Lounge.


February 15, 2019 CANCELED  

March 1 and 15, 2019

4 pm to 5 pm

Do you have a Kindergartner through 5th grader who is always pointing out birds and asking what they are? At IMNH, we have a FREE club just for them! Bird Club will meet the first and 3rd Fridays of each month to learn about different birds, as well as how to identify local birds. Club members will take part in citizen science projects and even get crafty!

We ask that club members register here so that we can communicate about events and have a good count of materials and supplies for each student. In November, we will be focusing on American Crow. We will learn about what makes a bird a bird, birdwatch around the ISU campus with binoculars, build birdhouses, and learn the appropriate food for various bird species. 



Learning for Littles is a preschool STEM activity that is held at The Idaho Museum of Natural History's Discovery room from 11am - 12pm every first and third Friday of the month, from November 2018 through May 2019. This program is geared towards children age 5 and under. The general agenda for each program is a story time, science experiments, building activities, and  simple crafts to take home. Learning for Littles is a free IMNH education event. We do ask that you register here, so that we have a good count for each event and enough materials for every student. 



March 9, 2019

9 am to 12 pm

We’re suffering from March Madness at the Museum with hot ice, elephant toothpaste, fire snakes, and crazy slime. Join us as we experiment with Mad Science this Family Fun Day. In addition, there will be some crazy fun demonstrations at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30. We will have activities for all age groups to enjoy. This a free, family-friendly event in our Discovery Room.

If you wish to attend the see Buzzsaw Sharks of Idaho exhibit or the Incredible Horse exhibit admission does apply. Admission: Adult (18+) – $7, Senior (60+) – $5, Youth (4-17) – $3, ISU Student* – $2, Child 3 & Under – Free, Museum Member – Free, Active Military* – 20% Off, Veteran* – 20% Off *With Valid ID

Parking is free on Saturdays.

Museum Hours


(Memorial Day-Labor Day)

Tuesday-Friday: 10 am-6 pm
Saturday: 9 am-5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm-5 pm
Monday: Closed

(Labor Day-Memorial Day)

Tuesday-Friday: 12 pm-6 pm
Saturday: 9 am-5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm-5 pm
Monday: Closed
Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Admission Prices

Adult 18+ $7
Senior 60+ $5
Youth 4-17 $3
Child 3 & under FREE
Museum Member FREE

Idaho State University Student*

Active Military** 20% off

20% off

*With valid ID. Must be currently enrolled in classes.

**With valid ID. Discount only applies to individual.


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Idaho Museum of Natural History

698 E Dillon St

Pocatello, ID 83201


We are located on the campus of Idaho State Univeristy.