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Family Programs

Family Second Saturdays from the Idaho State Museum:

Participate on July 11th in one of two ways!

11:00am-11:30am Salmon in Idaho Virtual Tour and Activity

Salmon are a keystone species and their health determine the health of an entire ecosystem. Learn about the efforts of Idaho Native American tribes to save the salmon and meet Lonesome Larry, the only sockeye salmon that returned to Redfish Lake in 1992. Follow along with Museum Educators as they explore the Museum and share artifacts and stories about salmon and other fabulous fish!

Take the interactive tour in real-time on Zoom, a web-based platform for video conferencing or watch the recording another time!

Each household must register separately in order to participate.
Accessible by laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone.
Internet and audio accessibility required.
Space is limited to 100 participants.

Free to Idaho State Historical Society members. For nonmembers, we are asking for a suggested donation of $5. Please pay what you can to cover the cost of the program.

Register Here

12:00pm-3:00pm Fish, Food, and Fun at the Idaho State Museum!

Join us at the Idaho State Museum for some outside fish, food, and fun! Navigate fast currents and avoid predators as you become a sockeye salmon. See if you can survive the journey to the ocean and back in our outdoor salmon obstacle course setup in the pavilion of Pioneer Village. Make sure to take a break before exploring the rest of the Idaho State Museum with your family and purchase some hotdogs from the Scotty’s Hot Dogs food truck.

Family Second Saturdays will take place on the second Saturday of each month. All ages welcome!

Programming is free with Museum admission. Timed entry with limited numbers.

To secure your spot for this program, purchase your tickets to the Museum in advance.

Purchase Here


All ages welcome! Interested in attending more than one Family Second Saturday? Consider a membership to the Idaho State Historical Society and enjoy access to the Idaho State Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary all year long.

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