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Idaho Museum of Natural History

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Address: 698 E Dillon St, Corner of 5th and Dillion, Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone Number: +1 (208) 282-3168
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Natural history museum at Idaho State University.

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Single Floor, Visiting & Collection exhibits, Worth as stop.

This museum occupies a single floor of the old library building. They have their archives in the basement and the upper floors are used for other Idaho State offices. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TomTrel
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Meridian, Idaho
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Meridian, Idaho
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153 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum occupies a single floor of the old library building. They have their archives in the basement and the upper floors are used for other Idaho State offices. The exhibits are a combination of visiting ones (an exhibit comparing what families spend around the world in our case) and ones that are made up of items that the museum... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my son & I was visiting the museum, they were in the process of remodeling it !!! What we did see was pretty cool, we did get to see the lay-out of what it will look like in the future, it will look pretty interesting!!!

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Small but reasonably priced museum. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They seemed to really enjoy chatting with visitors and helping them learn more. The food exhibit and Titanoboa were particularly interesting!

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Thank Kate P
Pocatello, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This museum is not gigantic like some in large cities but it is well worth the effort to visit. I have been to this Museum several times and have never been disappointed. Go when there are no school groups visiting. I would not go on Saturday.

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Thank Twin798
Idaho
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is my first one star review. I apologize if it seems harsh. However, I took my daughter and grandchildren to see the Titanoboa Monster Snake exhibit with an entry fee of almost $50. It was a ridiculous waste of money. I defend ISU all of the time but in this instance I can't. An overbearing student followed us around... More 

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Eden, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Not bad but definitely over priced for what you get there was only four exhibits. And it cost $8 for ea h adult and $2 for our child. Will not go again.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

The museum is on a college campus and occupies a few rooms in one of the buildings. There was a local section on Idaho history and environmental issues. There was another section that had some large fossils on display and some interactive displays. Overall the displays were well thought out and informative. It would be a great place to bring... More 

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Oroville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

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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