Geological History

Gems, Minerals & Rocks: Tunnel beneath the earth in a re-created mine and examine a host of colorful crystals and minerals found both locally and globally. Idaho is called the gem state and Idaho is first in the country in the production of silver. In addition to silver mining, gold, lead, zinc, and copper are all produced in Idaho. This exhibit would showcase the amazing gems and minerals that have been found in Idaho.

World class petrified wood slabs/rounds explaining how the wood becomes fossilized and how it is interpreted Biblically. Mt. St. Helen’s evidence of petrified trees.

A collection of gems and minerals from all over the world.

About The Museum

The Northwest Science Museum
of Boise is a 501(c)3 non-profit
educational museum chartered
for the purpose of researching
and displaying scientific
evidence for creation.

Visitor Center

NWSM Vision Center
1215 N. Galleria Dr.
Nampa, ID 83687

Note: This is NOT a 
mailing address.

Center Hours

Sunday: By Appointment
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed
Sunday: By Appointmen
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