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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

Jan
29
Wed
Young Discoverers | My Hair is Standing on End!
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday-Friday | 10:30am-11am
Free for Members & Free with Admission

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 2 - 5 years and their guardians.

Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air? Winter is a perfect time to explore the power of electricity and the pull of magnets indoors. This month we will find ways to spark our curiosity with the energy around us. Come join us as we play with magnets, electrifying machines, and learn what electricity means!

Jan
30
Thu
Young Discoverers | My Hair is Standing on End!
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday-Friday | 10:30am-11am
Free for Members & Free with Admission

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 2 - 5 years and their guardians.

Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air? Winter is a perfect time to explore the power of electricity and the pull of magnets indoors. This month we will find ways to spark our curiosity with the energy around us. Come join us as we play with magnets, electrifying machines, and learn what electricity means!

Jan
31
Fri
Young Discoverers | My Hair is Standing on End!
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday-Friday | 10:30am-11am
Free for Members & Free with Admission

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 2 - 5 years and their guardians.

Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air? Winter is a perfect time to explore the power of electricity and the pull of magnets indoors. This month we will find ways to spark our curiosity with the energy around us. Come join us as we play with magnets, electrifying machines, and learn what electricity means!

Feb
7
Fri
Adult Night: A Drink with Tink #2 (21+)
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for this 21+ event and enjoy a variety of programming provided by our t-riffic list of partners! Plus, full access to our TINKER THE T-REX exhibition! Drinks, food, fun & dinosaurs.

Tickets on sale NOW! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HERE.

Feb
8
Sat
Black Innovators in STEM
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, February 8 | 11am-1pm

Free for Members, Free with General Admission

The Discovery Center is partnering with Idaho Black History Museum in celebration of Black History Month. Join some of their staff at the Discovery Center to learn about Black innovators in STEM and their many, amazing accomplishments.

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

Don’t miss out on one of the most fun galas in town! The Discovery Center’s Science with Style Gala is the Center’s largest annual fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $112,000 for the Center, and we need your help!

When: Friday, February 28 2020 from 6-9pm
Where: Chateau des Fleurs, 176 S Rosebud Ln, Eagle, ID 83616
What: Catered 3-course 'Meal on the Nile' Dinner, Hosted Beer and Wine, Science Demonstrations, Silent and Live Auctions, and Much More!
Attire: Themed attire is strongly encouraged. Think King Tut!

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

Ticket pricing: $150 per person or $1200 for a table of 8. Event sponsorship opportunities are available. More info HERE!

Meal on the Nile Choices:
- Starter: A community grazing platter of assorted greens and herbs, dips, vegetables and pita.
- Main: Beef Kubideh Kabob with garden vegetables skewered and flame charbroiled over fruitwood charcoal. Served with Saffron Basmati rice OR Bone-in Butter Chicken thighs slow-cooked served over Jewel of the Nile Basmati.
Dessert: Fresh fruits of the Nile, orange and chocolate bundt cake.

Thank you for supporting the Discovery Center of Idaho!

For any questions or concerns, please email giving@dcidaho.org.

Feb
29
Sat
Kid's Fair 2020 | Benefiting the Discovery Center of Idaho @ Expo Idaho
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Kid's Fair at Expo Idaho, benefiting the Discovery Center of Idaho!
Saturday, February 29th, 2020 10am - 6pm

Join us at Expo Idaho and have some fun with your kiddos at the 22nd Annual Boise Kid's Fair. The Discovery Center will be bringing some of your all time favorite hands-on exhibits and hands on activities! Also, don't forget pictures with PJ Masks, bounce houses, animals, magic shows, dance performances, local vendor booths, free stuff, games with prizes, and more! 

 
Tickets will be sold at the door: $5 Adults / $4 Children 3-12 / Free to children 2 and under (cash only). 
 
Apr
12
Sun
CLOSED - Thank you for your understanding!
Apr 12 all-day

The Discovery Center of Idaho will be closed on Sunday, April 12th in observance of the holiday. The Center will also be closed on Monday, April 13th for exhibition preparations. We will return to our normal business hours on Tuesday, April 14th.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Apr
13
Mon
CLOSED - Thank you for your understanding!
Apr 13 all-day

The Discovery Center of Idaho will be closed on Monday, April 13th, so the Center can begin preparations for our upcoming exhibition KING TUT. We will return to our normal business hours on Tuesday, April 14th.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!

Jun
15
Mon
Kegs 4 Kause @ Payette Brewing Co.
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kegs 4 Kause at Payette Brewing Co. | June 15, 6pm-10pm

JOIN US! We are thrilled to be at Payette Brewing to raise awareness and raise money! For every draft beer you drink, money is donated by Payette Brewing directly to our organization. #kegs4kause #payettebrewing #payetteforward

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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
$12
ADULTS 18+
$14
SENIORS
$13
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 • $12
    Adults 18+ • $14
    Seniors • $13
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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