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Idaho Museum of Natural History

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Address: 5th Ave & Dillon St., Pocatello, ID 83209
Phone Number: 12082823317
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Natural history museum at Idaho State University.

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Afternoon at the Museum

Nice place to stop in Pocatello and spend a couple hours. It is a smaller museum but has lots of displays and information. My granddaughter who is 9 liked it a lot. She likes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Mike S
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Oroville, California
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Oroville, California
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice place to stop in Pocatello and spend a couple hours. It is a smaller museum but has lots of displays and information. My granddaughter who is 9 liked it a lot. She likes science and learning. The student interns were really great and liked sharing information with us. I thought the timeline was excellent and really gives perspective of... More 

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

amazing great for the kids to learn love seeing old stuff and thing u can make with vacuums just wow the animals they made old job it so awsome that u bulid on the old builded to make the museum thats just a amazing love every min

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I took my kids to this museum....Idaho Falls has a much better natural history museum....on second thought anywhere else has a better museum.

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Thank 'Wayne' H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Great displays that are very informative. The student interns were very knowledgeable and happy to help. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank William A
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We visited this interesting Idaho Museum of Natural History which is on the Idaho State University. We thought they had a nice collection. There were different types of collections including vertebrate, paleontology, earth science, life science, and anthropology exhibits. The staff was good. They also have special events. and a store (including an on line store).

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Very interesting and well-done new exhibit on evolution -- with excellent signage, hands-on for children, and good examples of adaptation. Actually spent a few hours there. And, for toppers, we were offered a personal guided tour of the museum by an well-informed graduate student.

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1 Thank Mary A
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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1 Thank Chuck Z
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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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1 Thank cleerema
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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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1 Thank Jeffrey G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

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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