In A Galaxy Far Far Away…

Most of us know about the big dipper and the little dipper but did you know the big dipper is part of Ursa Major, a celestial bear? What about Cassiopeia, a queen who was put up in the sky as a punishment? The stars light up the night for us, but what are the stories

View Full Post
Posted In: Activities

LEGO My Science! 10 Engineering LEGO Activities for Kids

Kids have been building with LEGOs since the 1930s. Even with competition from computers and game consoles, LEGOs have still been a kid-favorite, a way for them to explore the STEM world while also having so much fun, they don’t even know they’re learning! LEGOs provide an almost infinite amount of ways to create with

View Full Post
Posted In: Activities, Kids

Boise Is An Adventure Mecca, But… 

You Should Follow These Eight Safety Tips Before Exploring One Of USA’s Best Cities For Recreation. “Boise is a recreationalist's paradise. If you value the outdoors and time spent among rivers, mountains, canyons, deserts and lakes – and all the activities encapsulated therein – it's worth a serious look.” If you saw the above paragraph

View Full Post
Posted In: Activities, Family, Outdoor

Send Water Traveling This Summer

It’s that time of year again when families start planning their summer travels. Whether you are visiting us at the Discovery Center of Idaho or trekking to a foreign land – scientific adventure is to be had! But did you know that water also travels? Discover the science behind traveling water so you can watch

View Full Post
Posted In: Activities, DIY, Kids

6 Fun Science Activities You Can Do With Your Kids at Home  

Trying to teach your kids a science lesson over summer or for at home classes? Don't worry, because there are plenty of at-home science experiments that can teach kids a lot without requiring too much work (or deep pockets). Let's talk about some of our favorites and how they work. Studying Density The great thing about

View Full Post
Posted In: Activities, DIY, Indoor, Kids

Family Science and Nature Outings in Boise

Are you looking for local trips for you and your kiddos to enjoy nature – while also helping them learn more about science, local wildlife, and the environment? Here are several ideas to consider for a day trip in the Boise area...or even repeated visits if it becomes one of your favorite places! Visit the

View Full Post
Posted In: Activities, Family, Kids, Outdoor

5 Ways Science Connects the Community

It's sometimes easy to look at science as something distant. A discipline that doesn't really affect you or anyone you know directly, except maybe at a visit to a local museum or planetarium. But the truth is that science is a living, active member of the community too! Here are just a few ways how

View Full Post
Posted In: Activities, DIY, Science



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.

More Info



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.

More Info



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.

More Info


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


  • General Inquiries and
    Membership Information


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


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


  • Members & Infants Under 2 • FREE
    Youth 2-17 • $10
    Adults 18+ • $12
    Seniors • $11
    Military Personnel • $1 Off

  • envelope-oclock-omap-markershopping-cartheart-ophonedollar