Last updated: 11/14/2012
Caldwell, Idaho
Address
21112 Cleveland Blvd.
Caldwell, ID 83605
Hours
First Saturday of each month for open museum workday, 9-5; otherwise by appointment.
Friday1 PM - 5 PM
The Museum is open every Friday 1-5pm. Location downstairs in Boone Hall. Follow signs.
Admissions
Free, donations appreciated
Services
Group Tours
Staff
William Clark, Director
phone: 208-459-5507
J. Summers Duffy, Archaeologist
Description

Natural History Museum located at The College of Idaho. It is the only natural history museum in southwestern Idaho, southeast Oregon or northern Nevada.

Mission

It supports education programs at the College of Idaho, provides community resources, houses valuable resources for scientific research.

History

Established in 1891 by Orma J. Smith who taught chemistry at the college.

Artifact Collections

The Helen V. Smith Fossil Leaf Collections; Schumacher African collection, Gates Lewis Anthropological collection, Ruth Meade Basketry, Invertebrate Collections, Birds, Reptiles, Snake River Mollusks, etc.

Research Collections

The Helen V. Smith Fossil Leaf Collections; Schumacher African collection, Gates Lewis Anthropological collection, Ruth Meade Basketry, Invertebrate Collections, Birds, Reptiles, Snake River Mollusks, etc.

Educational Programs

Museum workdays open to the public and students; archaeology workshops, gallery tours, lectures

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Governance

The College of Idaho, Caldwell, Id.

Library

Access: Students

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Group Tours

Museum tours are given by Sharon Brown and can be arranged by contracting Kinga Britschgi (208-459-5211) kbritschgi@collegeofidaho.edu. The Museum is open to the public each Friday afternoon from 1-5pm (always call first to check for any changes).

Group Tours

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