FIELD TRIPS

What better way to investigate how and why things work the way they do than to roll up your sleeves and explore for yourself? Imagine the look on the faces of your students as they discover how electric currents travel through different materials, or how air pressure helps keep objects afloat. These discoveries and more are waiting to be revealed at the Discovery Center.

HOW TO SCHEDULE A FIELD TRIP: 

  1. Click the link to the right (under 'Book Your Field Trip') and fill out the form.
  2. Our Reservation Specialist will contact you soon!
  3. Receive a confirmation and reply within 1 week.
  4. Come to the Center to learn and have fun!

AVAILABLE TIMES: We schedule carefully to ensure quality experiences. Start times stagger every half hour and are scheduled during Center hours of operation from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Availability is limited to ensure quality of experience.

SUMMERS, BREAKS, & HOLIDAY FIELD TRIPS

FIELD TRIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS THAT...

  1. have a minimum of 25 people,
  2. pay with one single form of payment, and
  3. are booked in advance.

All Field Trips require a minimum 1:10 chaperone-to-student ratio. Chaperones who exceed a ratio of 1:5 will pay regular admission prices.

FIELD TRIPS INCLUDE:

  • $6 admission price/person
  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Group greeting
  • 2 hours to explore the Center

SCHOOL YEAR FIELD TRIPS 2016-2017

NEED FUNDING TO HELP COVER TRANSPORTATION COSTS?

Apply for our Fund A Bus Program here!

FIELD TRIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS THAT...

  • have a minimum of 25 and a maximimum of 150 people,
  • pay with one single form of payment, and
  • are booked in advance.

CHAPERONES PAY GROUP PRICE. All Field Trips require a minimum 1:10 chaperone-to-student ratio. Chaperones who exceed a ratio of 1:5 will pay regular admission prices.

FIELD TRIPS INCLUDE:

  • $4.00/person admission pricing
  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Group greeting
  • 2 hours to explore the Center
  • Science demonstrations throughout the Center
  • Reserved lunch space on a first-come, first-served basis

NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Additional needs-based scholarships are available for qualifying groups. Qualifying groups are identified by the school’s percentage of students who are eligible for free and reduced lunches (FRL). Adult chaperones within the recommended ratio of 1 adult per 5 students are included in the group’s field trip rate. Additional guests and chaperones will be asked to pay general admission pricing.

% of Students Eligible for FRL Per-Person Rate
0-29% $4.00
30-39% $3.00
40-49% $2.00
50% or greater $1.00

WHY THESE PRICES?

General admission pricing to the Discovery Center is $10+ (depending on the exhibition).  Due to the generous support of our community and members, we are able to offer reduced admission pricing of $4.00 per person for groups visiting the Center. We recognize that there are many shapes and forms of need and are grateful to be able to offer additional scholarship assistance through the support of our community partners and sponsors including:

  • Applied Materials
  • Whittenberger Foundation
  • Idaho STEM Action Center
  • Union Pacific
  • US Bank
  • Larry H. Miller Charities
  • Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation
  • Idaho State Department of Education
  • AND Discovery Center of Idaho Members!

SUMMERS, BREAKS, & HOLIDAY FIELD TRIPS

FIELD TRIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS THAT...

(a) have a minumun of 25 people,
(b) pay with one single form of payment, and
(c) are booked in advance.

All Field Trips require a minimum 1:10 chaperone-to-student ratio. Chaperones who exceed a ratio of 1:5 will pay regular admission prices.

FIELD TRIPS INCLUDE:

  • $6/person admission pricing
  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Group greeting
  • 2 hours to explore the Center

BOOK YOUR FIELD TRIP

Book your field trip here. Book early as availability is limited. Click the icon below to fill out the Field Trip request form.

EDUCATOR'S RESOURCE PACKET

Planet Shark features the history of sharks, their portrayal in media, and what it means to be a shark in today's oceans. Get the facts before you come! Click the icon below to get an educational resource packet that can help you plan your field trip!

GOT QUESTIONS?

Please call 208-287-4224 or email reservations@dcidaho.org for more information.

VIEW WIKIDEMOS

Visit our Wikidemos page to learn about the Discovery Center exhibits and view demonstrations you can do at home.

FUND A BUS

Thank you to Fund A Bus for helping us provide transportation for field trips!

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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