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Idaho Natural History Museum to hit the road with traveling exhibits, new podcast

Posted at 10:07 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 12:09:07-05

BOISE — The director of the Pocatello-based Idaho Museum of Natural History says the museum -- for the first time this year -- will have traveling exhibits to areas around the state.

Leif Tapanila also told the Legislature's budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee in his budget request Tuesday that the museum is starting a radio show that will also be a podcast involving Idaho's natural history.

Tapanila is seeking about $664,000 for fiscal year 2020 -- about $50,000 more than what was appropriated last year, and about $13,000 more than recommended by Gov. Brad Little.

Lawmakers questioned a $42,500 request from the state's general fund for specialized computers for the museum's 3-D digital lab.

Lawmakers will decide on the budget request in the coming weeks.

(story by Associated Press)
(photo courtesy Idaho Museum of Natural History/Facebook)