Family Programs

Family Second Saturdays at the Idaho State Museum

This program will take place on the second Saturday of each month from 12 PM to 3 PM. Families are encouraged to drop in any time to create and learn together through these hands-on activities.

All ages welcome! Free with Museum admission. 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.

Upcoming Family Second Saturday Activities

February 8th – February Flannels

National Flannel Day is February 10th. Join us at the Idaho State Museum and get hands- on with February’s favorite fabric. Add a piece to our flannel storyboard and wear your favorite flannel clothing to the Museum to receive a prize!

March 14th – Mine a Pot o’ Gold

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a family at the Idaho State Museum. Step into the shoes of an Idaho gold miner and try your luck at taking home a pot o’ gold through our hands-on gold panning activity.

April 11th – Jammin’ to Jazz

Jammin’ to Jazz: April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Listen to the smooth sounds of Idaho’s own Gene Harris and design a piece of artwork inspired by the music and instruments of jazz musicians.

May 9th – Floral Frenzy

Spring has sprung in Idaho. Plant a seed or create your own fabric flower to celebrate the season! Wear your favorite florals to the Museum to receive a prize!

June 13th – Far-Out Fabrics

Design your own far out fabrics. Using natural materials typically found around the house, learn how to create unique colors and patterns. Bring your own white cotton t-shirt or use one of the fabric swatches provided. Wear your own tie dye clothing to the Museum to receive a prize.