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At the Idaho Museum of Natural History, our philosophy is all about discovery!  Discovery through world-class, science-based programming that highlights the incredible life, earth, and anthropology collections we steward for the State of Idaho, its citizens, and our visitors.  Through our statewide initiative, Discovering Idaho, One Story at a Time, we are connecting K to 12 to Career students with extraordinary stem education. Additionally, we are collaborating with Idaho State University’s Colleges and faculty on groundbreaking research projects, providing interactive, immersive exhibits for the enjoyment of all, and sharing the State’s over 700,000 collections through the Idaho Virtual Museum.

It is through the generous support of individuals, business and corporate partners, and foundations that we are able to meet our mission to “preserve the natural heritage of Idaho through our collections, to create and share knowledge to its people and visitors”.


Business and Corporate Partners

Financial contributions from our business and corporate partners is significantly growing Museum attendance at exhibit features like The Incredible Horse, Living with Fire, and Treehouses.  K-12 education is providing a broad range of class tours, after-school, and weekend workshops focusing on sciences and technology.  We’ve added over 5,000 new specimens to our Museum collections and through citizen science programs we’ve added over 19,000 observations of plant distributions involving more than 1,000 contributors.  Our physical collections were visited by 18 researchers.  And, the IMNH continues its leadership in making museums accessible to anyone, anywhere, through digital online collections and our signature Idaho Virtual Museum.


Financial contributions from Foundations to the Idaho Museum of Natural History impact our ongoing mission to preserve the natural heritage of Idaho through our collections, to create and share knowledge to its people and visitors, and support our efforts for program expansion and sustainability.

Legacy Gift

You can make your individual charitable gift in several ways:

  • Online by using the Idaho State University Foundation's secure, online giving site
  • Via US Mail by sending a contribution to IMNH Annual Fund, 921 S 8th Ave., Stop 8096, Pocatello, ID 83209
  • Over the phone by calling Terri Bergmeier, IMNH's Director of Development, at (208) 282-6168

Thank you for your generous support.

Museum Hours


(Late March - Early September)

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

(Early September - Late March)

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.


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

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