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Membership at the Discovery Center of Idaho brings you closer. Visit more often. Take advantage of our educational programming. Discover more.

If you plan to visit the Center just 3 times a year, membership pays. More importantly, your support is appreciated!

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Programs & Events

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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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EVENT CALENDAR

Aug
22
Thu
Albertsons Boise Open @ Hillcrest Country Club
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

Albertsons Boise Open

August 22nd-25th, 2019

100 % of your purchase goes to us!

It's not every day you get to watch pro golf for a cause. Purchase tickets to the Albertsons Boise Open Golf Tournament and 100% of your purchase goes directly to the Discovery Center!

Wait, there's MOORE! Catch country singer Justin Moore LIVE on Saturday, August 24th near the 18th fairway. Concert is FREE for all ticketed Saturday attendees.

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Navy EOD Event
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn from highly skilled technicians all about disarmament and disposal of high explosive munitions! This is a unique opportunity to get involved in Navy Week and discover more of what our nation's heroes do!

The Navy will be here from 1pm-5pm on August 22nd AND August 23rd with different activities each day, so try to stop by to check out both!

*FREE for members and FREE with general admission

Aug
23
Fri
Navy Oceanography Event
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Navy Oceanography is so much more than just charting water. Find out the crucial roles and operations these heroes play in their fields.

The Navy will be here from 1pm-5pm on August 22nd AND August 23rd with different activities each day, so try to stop by to check out both!

*FREE for members and FREE with general admission

Oct
7
Mon
Member Monday: Spooky Science - MEMBERS ONLY
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MEMBERS ONLY: Splash into Summer

Monday, October 7th  ||  5pm-8pm

We love our members! Join us for Spooky Science, with exclusive access to the center and interactive fall themed activities!

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Oct
11
Fri
SOLD OUT: Adult Night: Murder on Myrtle Street | 21+
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Join us for this 21+ event and enjoy a variety of programming provided by our mysterious list of partners! Drinks, food, fright and fun.

*Due to the popularity of these events, we strongly encourage you to buy tickets ahead of time because these events do sell out!*

Beverages: Lost Grove Brewing, wine & specialty drinks
Food: Big Jud's Food Truck
*Food & drinks at an additional cost

Programming:
Playhouse Boise - An interactive murder mystery... more details to come!
Idaho Innocence Project - Learn from one of the country's lead forensic DNA experts, Greg Hampikian, about DNA exonerations
- Ada County Coroner - Learn from the Ada County Coroner's Office staff about the processes to identify causes of death and more!
- Idaho State Police - Learn all about detective work & procedures for murders and crime scenes from one of ISP's detectives and forensic lab managers
Big River Paranormal - Learn about paranormal investigations and the scientific methods used to research paranormal activity
VR1 Arcade - Fight zombies or face your fears via virtual reality technology

AND MORE!

Scary Costume Contest: Let us judge your scariest costumes! (Please, no fake weapons and no full facepaint) Winner gets 2 tickets to the next Adult Night!

Ticket prices: $22 pre-sale

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Oct
25
Fri
Adult Night: Murder on Myrtle St. #2 | 21+
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by Discovery Center of Idaho and Playhouse Boise

You asked, we listened! Join us for the second night of this 21+ event and enjoy a variety of programming provided by our mysterious list of partners! Drinks, food, fright and fun.

*Due to the popularity of these events, we strongly encourage you to buy tickets ahead of time because these events do sell out!*

Beverages: Lost Grove Brewing, wine & specialty drinks
Food: Sushi Shack
*Food & drinks at an additional cost

Programming:
Playhouse Boise - Interact in a murder mystery.. Take the role of a detective, ask questions & solve the murder!
Idaho Innocence Project - Learn from one of the country's lead forensic DNA experts, Greg Hampikian, about DNA exonerations
Ada County Coroner's Office - Learn from the Ada County Coroner's Office staff about the processes to identify causes of death and more!
Idaho Department of Correction - Get all the scoop on gangs in Idaho from one of IDOC's gang experts
Boise Police Department - BPD's Bomb Unit will be here to show their response equipment and a bomb robot!
VR1 Arcade - Fight zombies or face your fears via virtual reality technology

AND MORE!

Scary Costume Contest: Let us judge your scariest costumes! (Please, no fake weapons and no full facepaint) Winner gets 2 tickets to the next Adult Night!

Ticket prices: $22 pre-sale, $25 at the door*

*Available unless the event is sold out.

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Oct
27
Sun
Spooky Good Sunday - 2nd Annual
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the 2nd Annual Spooky Good Sunday at the Center!

Come dressed in costume for trick-or-treating with our educators (while supplies last) and other fun spooky activities. We hope to see you there!

*FREE for members. FREE with general admission.

Dec
3
Tue
Member Monday: Santa at the Center! - MEMBERS ONLY
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MEMBERS ONLY: Santa at the Center!

Monday, December 3rd  ||  5pm-8pm

We love our members! Join us for Santa at the Center, get your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Also with exclusive access to the center and interactive winter themed activities!

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Feb
28
Fri
Science with Style Annual Gala 2020 @ Chateau des Fleurs
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Science with Style Annual Gala 2020!

Friday, February 28th 2020

6pm-9pm

3 course meal, hosted bar, silent and live auction

One of the most fun Galas in town!

More information coming soon!

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HOURS

SUNDAY
12pm - 5pm
MONDAY
10am - 5pm
TUESDAY
10am - 5pm
WEDNESDAY
10am - 5pm
THURSDAY
10am - 5pm
FRIDAY
10am - 5pm
SATURDAY
10am - 5pm
Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
*Spring means busy field trips season at the Center! Call ahead if your group is sensitive to large crowds and sounds.

ADMISSION

MEMBERS*
FREE
YOUTH 2-17
$10
ADULTS 18+
$12
SENIORS
$11
VETERANS & ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY
$1 OFF
INFANTS**
FREE
EBT Cardholders***
$3
*Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

**Under two years of age

Unattended Child Policy: Children under the age of 12 may not enter the Discovery Center of Idaho unless accompanied by a person of the age of 16 or older.

***Up to 4 family members. Other promotions and discounts do not apply to Museums for All admission. Special exhibition pricing not included.

GROUP RATES

MONDAY - SUNDAY

Group rates apply for groups of 10 or more using a single form of payment.

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*Must be requested at least 5 days in advance

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

  • EMAIL

  • General Inquiries:
    webmail@dcidaho.org

    Membership Information:
    membership@dcidaho.org

  • VISIT

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

  • HOURS

  • Sun: 12pm - 5pm
    Mon: 10am - 5pm
    Tues: 10am - 5pm
    Wed: 10am - 5pm
    Thurs: 10am - 5pm
    Fri: 10am - 5pm
    Sat: 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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