OUTREACH

The Discovery Center of Idaho offers a wide variety of fun, hands-on programs throughout the state. Our educators are committed to bringing STEM learning to everyone in Idaho – from Coeur d’Alene to Idaho Falls. You provide the imagination, the students, and the location; we’ll do the rest.

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

SCIENCE SHOW

This 30-60 minute long presentation can be tailored to fit any curriculum, or teachers can choose from topics such as space travel, wildlife biology, or physics. Students are encouraged to participate, and our professional educator will offer tips on how to try variations of experiments at home.

HANDS-ON ACTIVITY

Our educators will guide learners through engaging, hand-on engineering activities or lessons during this outreach program. Stomp rockets and downhill racers are just some of  the hour-long activities currently available. Students will have the chance to work through the engineering design process as they design, build, and test their own creations. Ingenuity and imagination required!

These activities are designed for 100 participants max, per hour.

HALF-DAY SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Combine our science shows with the aforementioned hands-on activities for up to 3 hour of scientific fun! Choose from:

  • One science show followed by an activity for up to two hours OR
  • One hands-on activity available for up to 100 participants per hour.

FULL-DAY SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Need an event that accommodate your entire school or organization? Schedule a full-day science festival for 3.5-6 hours of science fun, with plenty of opportunity for everyone to participate! Choose from:

  • A science show followed by 1-2 activities for the rest of the day, OR
  • One show repeated every hour throughout the day, OR
  • Two activities, available all day.

ENGINEERING CHALLENGES

Teams are given materials to complete several design problems, and how they use those materials is up to them! We then test each design and declare a winning team. Accommodates 20-100 people (prior coordination is required for groups over 100). Recommended for 7th grade and up.

For information on pricing and reservations, please call us at 208.287.4224 or email reservations@dcidaho.org.

OUTREACH PROGRAM REQUEST

Fill out an outreach request form below and let our educators come to you!

Fill out this online form to get the party started!

“There are not very many opportunities for our students to have such a wonderful chance to build and learn in this fashion. I love the hands-on experience. This kind of interaction is what kids remember and what might influence their decision about career choices later on. It is so important and exciting! Thank you!”

-Parent Volunteer

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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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