News Blog: Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History

Orma J. Smith Museum set for 18th annual Bug Day

On August 19th, the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History will team up with the Idaho Botanical Garden to give the public a chance to renew their “Certificate in Bugology” with Bug Day, their annual “entomological extravaganza” for the whole family.

“Seeing the people who attend Bug Day every year and watching them learn something new about insects is always something I enjoy the most year after year,” said Museum Director Bill Clark. “It is a great way to expose the public to the Museum as well as to insects.”

Orma J. Smith Museum extends public hours

Thanks to a new hire, The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History has extended its hours to allow for more student, public and volunteer access. The museum is now open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday every week, as well as 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month.

The extended hours are made possible by the recent hire of administrative assistant Diane Rice, the museum’s first official employee. The museum’s many collections, activities and functions are driven primarily by volunteers and student interns.