BIRTHDAY PARTIES

 

Stellar birthday parties are one of the things we do best. Celebrate by watching out-of-this world science demonstrations and exploring the galleries. What better way to honor another year of growth than with a creative, hands-on experience unlike any other?

Discovery Center of Idaho makes your birthday party planning easy. All you have to do is follow the steps below, sit back, relax, and let us do the rest!

Reservations are available on Saturdays and Sundays. We suggest scheduling at least three weeks in advance, if possible.

HOW TO SCHEDULE A BIRTHDAY: 

  1. Click the link below (under 'Request your Party') and fill out form.
  2. Our Events Coordinator will contact you soon!
  3. Receive a confirmation and reply within 1 week.
  4. Print and send out invitations! Check them out by clicking the PDF below (under 'Invitations').
  5. Come to the Center and have fun!

 

Mission Discovery

Prepare for your biggest undercover mission yet: Mission Discovery. Learn codes to crack secret messages or hide your identity with this one of a kind secret agent birthday party!

Recommended for Young Agents: Mission Control will teach party goers how to send messages back and forth using their own simple code. Agents will leave equipped with personal decoders to practice for their mission!

Recommended for Junior Agents: Mission Control arms party goers with information to create their initials in American Standard Code. Agents will leave with their very own key-chain to secretly display their identity to fellow coders.  

 

Slime Scientist

An explosion in the lab has made our head scientist go mad- for slime! Have a blast in the wonderful world of goop and slime with this hands on birthday experience.

Recommended for Young Mad Scientists: The Head Scientist will demonstrate how quick, easy, and colorful slime can be with a slime activity. Scientists will create their own to take home and experiment with!

Recommended for Junior Mad Scientists: The Head Scientist needs help generating more slime! Each scientist will receive their own slime kit, complete with glitter and decorating essentials, to make their personal clear slime concoctions.

 

CSI: Discovery Center

There’s been a theft at the Discovery Center, and we need your help to solve it! Bring your best detectives and explore the science behind catching a thief in this private-eye party!

Recommended for Young Detectives: The Force Chief will guide detectives through the fingerprinting process and even teach them to identify their own. Detectives will decipher fingerprints from evidence and leave with a fingerprinting badge of their own.

Recommended for Junior Detectives: The Force Chief will brief detectives on the basics of DNA rules and traits, and they will use the information to help identify the criminal.  Members of the force will work to build the thief’s DNA and once the case is solved detectives will leave with a personal detective badge to display their hard work.

 

$290 - non-members, $265 - members

  • Up to 20 guests (adults & youth)
  • Customize your party with your choice of theme
  • A friendly party host
  • Access to our private birthday room for 1.5 hours
  • Themed activity for birthday guests
  • Basic table cloths and decorations
  • Printable invitations
  • Built in entertainment - all day general admission
  • 15 minutes before and after your start time to set up and take down any additional decorations and supplies you decide to bring

$500 - non-members & members, 10am - 12pm Sundays only

  • Private access to the Center for up to 40 guests (adults & youth)
  • Customize your party with your choice of theme
  • A friendly party host
  • Access to our private birthday room for 2 hours
  • Themed activity for birthday guests
  • Additional science demonstration
  • Basic table cloths and decorations
  • Printable invitations
  • Built in entertainment - all day general admission
  • 15 minutes before and after your start time to set up and take down any additional decorations and supplies you decide to bring

$50

  • Enjoy our liquid nitrogen ice cream complete with a variety of toppings

Got questions? Read over this FAQ sheet!

 

Please call 208-343-9895 ext. 222 or email events@dcidaho.org for additional questions.

REQUEST YOUR PARTY

Fill out this online form to get the party started!

Reservation Form

INVITATIONS

Download your Discovery Center-themed invites for your party and print at home!

Birthday Invitations

HOST YOUR NEXT BIRTHDAY PARTY HERE AT THE CENTER

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

  • Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
    Monday: 10am - 5pm
    Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
    Thursday: 10am - 8pm
    Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Saturday: 10am - 5pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

  • ADMISSION

  • Members & Under 2 • Free*
    Youth 2-17 • $10
    Adults 18+ • $12
    Seniors • $11
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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