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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  • I took a group of 8th grade girls here while we were waiting on our bus. They were so impressed with both the animal specimens and the rock collection. My girls excitedly wandered through the... 
    I took a group of 8th grade girls here while we were waiting on our bus. They were so impressed with both the animal specimens and the rock collection. My girls excitedly wandered through the...  more »
  • 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! 
    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 »
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  • Interesting if your lucky enough that it's open even during posted hours.
  • There's a surprising number of interesting items. It's in the basement of the Boone building

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