Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, Caldwell

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The only natural history museum in the region encompassing southwestern Idaho, southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada, the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History is the premier resource for environmental and natural history education in the region. The museum’s extensive collections and programs support the education of The College of Idaho students and the general public.

The Museum is open to the public Fridays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and for workdays (normally the first Saturday of each month, moved to the second Saturday to accommodate holidays). Entry is through the main entrance to Boone Science Hall at the first level. The Museum is located downstairs in the basement and has a small giftshop. To arrange for group tours contact Kinga Britschgi at 208.459.5211 or KBritschgi@collegeofidaho.edu.
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  • With convenient hours and friendly staff, this museum makes it the best museum in the city. And one of the best parts - it's free!  more »
  • I visited here many years ago and had always meant to return. I finally made it and it was great! The whole museum has been upgraded since the early '90s. Very interesting local tidbits and one of the...  more »
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  • The museum is small but packed full of interesting artifacts! It’s a hidden gem!
  • Amazing collection of cabochons in the room with beautiful display of petrified wood bookends.

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