Idaho Museum of Natural History (IDS)

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is home to collections in Anthropology, Earth Sciences, and Life Sciences. The Museum also maintains an archive which documents its history as well as the history of the collections. Researchers pursue scholarly study of the collections and publish their findings in peer-reviewed and museum-sponsored publications. Exhibitions emphasize the collections and mission of the Museum, and include permanent and special offerings. Educational classes for children, families, and adults provide more in-depth exploration of the natural history of Idaho.
Contacts: Dr. Rick Williams, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7edd4334-f894-456a-a149-388a124ab78e
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,641 specimen records
  • 564 (34%) georeferenced
  • 1,641 (100%) with images (3,281 total images)
  • 1,547 (94%) identified to species
  • 50 families
  • 116 genera
  • 463 species
  • 466 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics