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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Huntington, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Was driving from Idaho Falls down to Salt Lake and had some time to kill, this museum provided me with a great experience just a couple minutes off the highway. The people were very friendly & helpful with any questions.

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Wilder, Idaho
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Was at a Potato conference nearby and had some free time at noon...went to the museum and was really impressed with it...would like to bring my grandsons to see it..I know they would really like it

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pocatello
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240 reviews 240 reviews
93 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I love this museum because it is cheap but interesting. i believe it is worth the price of admission to learn a little bit about the biological history of idaho.

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