Why should I become a Discovery Center member? Members are valuable partners to the Discovery Center and our mission. Our members enjoy exclusive benefits all year long at an affordable price. Family memberships pay for itself in just 3 visits. Members enjoy free access to new exhibitions and programs that are always changing! We and our members are passionate about our mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Our members are valuable partners that help us make the Treasure Valley a more scientifically literate place. We are excited to have you as a part of our smart, fun-loving community.
Can I purchase a gift membership for someone else? Yes! Way to give the gift of lifelong learning. That's so nice of you. Simply purchase a gift membership online, or call us at 208-343-9895. Gift membership forms are also available at the front desk.
What is a length of a membership term? Memberships are good for 1 full calendar year from the date of purchase. If you're renewing (YAY!), please be assured that your new membership year will be activated when your current membership expires. There is never a penalty for renewing early. We may, however, greet you with high fives and applaud your entrance.
What is considered a "family" for family membership levels? "Family" is defined as 2 adults and their children (under 18 years of age) residing in the same household.
When will I receive my membership card? If a card is lost or stolen we will reprint cards for a $5 fee. Please allow 1-2 weeks processing time.
Do I need my card to visit the Discovery Center? No, with a photo ID we can quickly and easily search your personal information in our system.
Can I give my membership card to others to use? Discovery Center memberships and member benefits are not transferable to other individuals or organizations. Cards may not be passed to friends, relatives or extended family for admission.
Can I bring guests on my membership when I visit the Center? Regular Discovery Center admission must be paid for guests. Make sure and tell them about $7 Sundays. It's a good opportunity to try out the Center for a discounted rate.
Can my nanny or babysitter be admitted on my membership? An Add-On Member can be added to any membership for $20, perfect for a nanny, cousin or other individual (max. one per membership).
What other museums honor my Discovery Center membership? Comprehensive and Complete Memberships include ASTC travelling benefits – free or reduced admission to 350+ science centers/museums worldwide! There are two restrictions to this rule: one, the museum must be at least 90 miles AWAY from the Discovery Center's address. Two, the museum must be at least 90 miles AWAY from your home address. Please check the ASTC Passport Program list of participating science centers and museums before you visit as museums opt in and out of ASTC membership annually. It's also a good idea to call the museum or science center you're planning on attending in advance, as different museums have different blackout dates and restrictions. Traveling benefits not included in some previous membership levels. Please see the front desk with questions.
Is my membership refundable? Memberships are not refundable.
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How can I replace my lost membership card? Replacement cards are $5 and can be purchased here at our front desk or over the phone at 208-343-9895. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.
How can I change names on my membership? The names listed on a membership may be changed at the front desk or over the phone at 208-343-9895. There is a $5 fee for name changes.
How can I change my address for my membership? To continue to receive all of your membership benefits, change your address with our Membership Office at 208-287-4225 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I hear about upcoming events and updates? The best way to stay in the loop is to subscribe to our emails and like us on Facebook. We don't share your email, and our updates are sent periodically depending on what's going on. You can also check out our Event Calendar online.