YOUNG DISCOVERERS

There's nothing quite like seeing a child's eyes light up when they learn something new. Light that spark early with our Young Discoverers program, a science-themed story and activity time for children aged 3 - 5 years and their guardians. Young Discoverers is held Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:30am - 11am here at the Center and is free with admission (and free for members!).

BUDDING SCIENTISTS

FOR CHILDREN AGED 3-5 YRS & THEIR GUARDIANS

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • An age-appropriate story read by one of our educators
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

TOPICS FOR JUNE!

  • Week 1:  Come learn about borax crystals, and take your own home to grow overnight!
  • Week 2: What is the best way to melt ice?  This week YD will find out by exploring the scientific method.
  • Week 3: This week our Young Discoverer’s Program moves outside as students learn about and create their own shadows.
  • Week 4:  What is the difference between magma and lava? Find out while our Young Discoverers make a groovy lava lamp.

TOPICS FOR JULY!

  • Week 1:  Welcome in our new exhibit, Planet Shark, with a fun shark themed activity!
  • Week 2: Come create some cool chemical concoctions and learn more about chemistry.
  • Week 3: This week we are learning about the different types of Sharks, as well as playing a fun exercise game!
  • Week 4:  The Ocean is a huge part of our world.  This week we will learn about oil spills, and find out how to clean one up.

EXAMPLES OF LESSONS

Check out our lessons we did last year. Lessons change on a weekly basis and reflect what is currently being exhibited through out the Center.

Click the schedule below to view a larger image.

READING LIST

Check out this list of a few of our favorite books.

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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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