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EVENT CALENDAR

Jan
23
Wed
Young Discoverers - Tesla Coil Light-sabers
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Jan
24
Thu
Young Discoverers - Tesla Coil Light-sabers
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Jan
25
Fri
Young Discoverers - Tesla Coil Light-sabers
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Adult Night: BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion - SOLD OUT!
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

 

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

- Discovery Center of Idaho Education Team - Test your reaction time based on how much you've had to drink utilizing one of our very own exhibits. Educators will also be doing dissections to reveal the inner workings of mammalian structures throughout the event!
- Boise State Human Performance Lab - Observe and learn about the measuring metabolic rate during exercise AND test your vertical jump height
- VR1 Arcade - Take a journey through a human cell and explore anatomy through the lens of virtual reality technology!
- Boise State's Dept. of Radiologic Sciences - Learn about medical imaging and health care from the department staff and students!
- Hickey Chiropractic - Learn from their doctors about the chiropracty practice and how it treats the musculoskeletal system
- Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine - ICOM - Explore human anatomy in augmented reality, using the world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform.
- Idaho RADAR Center at Boise State University - Learn about and discuss the physiological effects of drugs and alcohol
- Health Solutions of Idaho, LLC - Providing hands on demonstration and coaching so you can practice CPR, using an AED and learn about first aid basics to help someone survive!
- Designed Health- Personalized Functional Medicine - Learn from Functional Med. NP, Lindsey Wells, about the effects of both good and poor nutrition on the body
- Ada County Coroner's Office - Learn from the Ada County Coroner and her staff about the processes to identify causes of death and more!

AND MORE!

Jan
30
Wed
Young Discoverers - My Hair is Standing on End! (Van de Graf Generator)
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Jan
31
Thu
Young Discoverers - My Hair is Standing on End! (Van de Graf Generator)
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Feb
1
Fri
Young Discoverers - My Hair is Standing on End! (Van de Graf Generator)
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Feb
8
Fri
Adult Night: BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion #2 - SOLD OUT!
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

 

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

- Discovery Center of Idaho Education Team - Test your reaction time based on how much you've had to drink utilizing one of our very own exhibits. Educators will also be doing dissections to reveal the inner workings of mammalian structures throughout the event!
- Boise State Human Performance Lab - Observe and learn about the measuring metabolic rate during exercise AND test your vertical jump height
- Central District Health Department - Let them take you back to that awkward 7th grade sex ed class and learn about reproductive health
- VR1 Arcade - Take a journey through a human cell and explore anatomy through the lens of virtual reality technology!
- Hickey Chiropractic - Learn from their doctors about the chiropracty practice and how it treats the musculoskeletal system
- Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine - ICOM - Explore human anatomy in augmented reality, using the world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform.
- Health Solutions of Idaho, LLC - Providing hands on demonstration and coaching so you can practice CPR, using an AED and learn about first aid basics to help someone survive!
- Ada County Coroner's Office - Learn from the Ada County Coroner and her staff about the processes to identify causes of death and more!

AND MORE!

Mar
1
Fri
Science with Style Annual Gala 2019 @ Chateau des Fleurs
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The gala is our largest annual fundraiser for the Discovery Center of Idaho. Individuals and companies come together to help raise funds that support our mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Together, we can inspire the minds of the future. Please join us in raising funds to help...

Provide resources for creating unique, hands-on learning experiences for all ages

Increase access to quality, STEM learning opportunities for students and families across Idaho

Continue to build strong community partnerships and inspire lifelong interest and learning in STEM

CLICK HERE to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, or email giving@dcidaho.org

Mar
8
Fri
Blood Drive at the Center with the American Red Cross Association!
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 8th | 11am-5pm
The Discovery Center of Idaho invites you to donate blood with the American Red Cross Association! We will be hosting a blood drive in Classroom 1 and all donors will get a ticket for discounted admission into BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion before it leaves.
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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

BODIES HUMAN not included in these prices.

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MEMBERS*
FREE
YOUTH 2-17
$10
ADULTS 18+
$12
SENIORS
$11
VETERANS & ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY
$1 OFF
INFANTS**
FREE
*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.

GROUP RATES

MONDAY - SUNDAY

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

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

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  • 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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