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Idaho Museum of Natural History

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Address: 5th Ave & Dillon St., Pocatello, ID 83209
Phone Number: 208-282-3317
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Description: Natural history museum at Idaho State University.

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Very nice regional museum

Very nice collection of artifacts and fossils from the eastern Idaho region, some unique and one of a kind. Excellent and knowledgeable staff to guide you through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very nice collection of artifacts and fossils from the eastern Idaho region, some unique and one of a kind. Excellent and knowledgeable staff to guide you through the collection.Plan on a few hours to tour the collection and enjoy the displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good unbiased exhibits about reproductive fitness, timeline of the earth, some great ice age skeletons, and local idaho relevent animals/insects/plants. The kids were much more engaged than I expected with a scavenger hunt, the easy one was good for the 5 year old, and the medium one (more of a fact hunt) was good for the 7 year old. Right... More 

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is not the biggest museum but it is very quaint and the staff is well informed, we love going to it when they change there exhibits, for us the price is worth it, and everytime we have been there it was not crowded at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lots of fun. Have a great play area for the kids that you can go in for free. the staff is really nice. the museum itself is also full of information fun things to look at.

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Bloomfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

First trip to Pocatello and we had planned on catching the museum on a friend's recommendation. Nice diverse displays, I found the different megafauna displays to be most interesting followed by the geological history. Bill, Kiki and Christopher were very helpful and answered all of our questions quickly. Looking forward to returning in a few months for their new display.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We have went a couple of times. They change the exhibits periodically. The kids really enjoyed it. Sometimes they do overnight adventure for kids 12 years of age and Under.For the overnighter they really enjoyed themselves they had multiple different interactive activities set for the kids,which helps them to learn And remember

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

it was just ok but the day we went it was free so it gave us something to do in between wrestling matches

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

At the time we visited, they were between exhibits. What was there was great and informational. I especially liked the photos/information of the native americans.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Very affordable and lots to see for a smaller museum. If u have a little extra time, you will not be disappointed in your visit.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Super small museum. Almost nothing to see. Not much history you can learn. All those saying its excellent, must does not have experience to visit bigger and better museums.

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