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

Hannah Mae Schaeffer

Director of Operations

Fun Fact: "Sunlight takes 8 minutes to reach the earth"

Eric Miller

Executive Director

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

Jessica Burke

Director of Education

Fun Fact: "Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the scientific name for brain freeze"

Alissa Korsak

Director of Development

Fun Fact: "The average temperature on Mars is approximately -81°F"

Christy Shira

Finance Director

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

Blake Holgate

Exhibits Director

Fun Fact: "Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain Dance"

Jeff Kellner

Facility and Exhibits Manager

Fun Fact: "The Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland discharges 35 billion tons of icebergs per year into the Atlantic Ocean and flows at an average speed of 150 feet per day."

Ashten Goodenough

Visitor Services & Events Manager

Fun Fact: "It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything...I've tried...Several times."

David Steiner

Membership & Communications Manager

Fun Fact: "Honey never spoils."

Brittany Hassis

Event & Donation Coordinator

Fun Fact: "If your cat's eyes are closed, it's not necessarily because it's tired. A sign of closed eyes means your cat is happy or pleased."

Olivia Wargo

Weekend Reception Supervisor

Fun Fact: "The Earth isn't flat, but according to the inflationary theory, the universe is measurably flat."

Janice Alexander

Education Manager

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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NERD HERD

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? Join Nerd Herd!

Nerd Herd is the Discovery Center's monthly giving program. The donations we receive through Nerd Herd directly support the Discovery Center's mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math. Support the Discovery Center every day of the year with Nerd Herd.

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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 and
    Membership Information
    webmail@dcidaho.org

  • VISIT

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

  • HOURS

  • Mon - Sat • 10am - 5pm
    Sunday • Noon - 5pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

  • ADMISSION

  • Infants Under 2 • FREE
    Youth 2-17 • $14
    Adults 18+ • $18
    Sunday Funday • N/A Military Personnel • $1 Off

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