WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

Our close-knit team of dreamers works hard to achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM. Working at the Center is fast-paced, challenging, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborative and creative. We believe in what we do and we strive to make the Treasure Valley (and world) a better place, full of curious, scientifically literate citizens who know the power of lifelong learning. We believe in belonging and inclusion, and we believe STEM is for everyone.

STAFF DIRECTORY

Eric Miller

Executive Director

Fun Fact: "The Hubble telescope can be used to see more than 13 billion years into the past!"

Ashten Goodenough

Chief Operating Officer

Fun Fact: "It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything."

Christy Shira

Finance Director

Fun Fact: "The latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means "smelly little thief""

Lydia Bassett

Development Director

Fun Fact: "The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter 'J.'"

Emily Mahon

Education Director

Fun Fact: "Eating cheese at the end of a meal can help neutralize the acids in your mouth and reduce the chance of tooth decay."

Haley Hill

Education Manager

Fun Fact: "No word in the English Language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple."

Daniel Coombs

Visitor Services Manager

Fun Fact: "Muscles cannot push, they can only pull."

Pam Smart

Membership Program Coordinator

Fun Fact: "It's OK to be called a bird-brain: a Crow's brain (relative to body size) is larger than a human's!"

Cynthia Mouzis

Events & Donations Coordinator

Fun Fact: "If you force a smile for 30 seconds, you will feel happy."

Robert Klusaw

Exhibits Fabricator - Learn More About Me

Fun Fact: "Pluto, which is half the width of the United States, has a heart-shaped glacier that’s the size of Texas and Oklahoma. This fascinating world also has blue skies, spinning moons, mountains as high as the Rockies, and it even snows—but the snow is red." Source: NASA

Travis Roland

Exhibits & Facility Manager

Fun Fact: "We have only explored about 5% of the world's  oceans. There's a lot more to be discovered"

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

EVENTS AT THE CENTER

We host a variety of events here at the Discovery Center of Idaho: Young Discoverers, Adult Nights, and friendly challenges among members and frequent visitors. No matter the age or activity, we have a lot of fun and are certain we have something on our calendar sure to entertain and create lasting memories.

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MAKE A DONATION

THE SCIENCE OF GIVING

Do you love the Discovery Center? Do you want to support school field trips, in-house produced exhibitions, and STEM education in Idaho? Make a donation!

Your gift impacts every aspect of the Discovery Center. It boosts access for Idaho students, creates STEM educational opportunities, guarantees fresh exhibitions, delivers memorable learning, and inspires future career paths in STEM fields for Idaho’s next generation. Your financial support makes a galactic difference.

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BECOME A MEMBER

JOIN TODAY

Discovery Center membership is a rewarding experience for you and your family. Become a member and attend sneak previews of our new exhibitions, receive discounts on camps and birthday parties, and enjoy the Discovery Center every day of the year.

Join today and become part of our community. Together, we can achieve our mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in STEM.

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CALL

  • Discovery Center of Idaho
    Main Office
    (208) 343-9895

  • EMAIL

  • General Inquiries:
    webmail@dcidaho.org

    Membership Information:
    membership@dcidaho.org

  • VISIT

  • Discovery Center of Idaho
    131 W. Myrtle Street
    Boise, Idaho 83702

  • HOURS

  • Sun: 12pm - 4:30pm
    Mon: CLOSED
    Tues: 10am - 4:30pm
    Wed: 10am - 4:30pm
    Thurs: 10am - 4:30pm
    Fri: 10am - 4:30pm
    Sat: 10am - 4:30pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

  • ADMISSION

  • Members & Under 2 • Free*
    Youth 2-17 • $16
    Adults 18+ • $18
    Seniors • $17
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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