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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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Advanced timed tickets are now required for your visit to the Discovery Center! Reserve your tickets up to 1 week in advance online and make your next visit a breeze.

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EVENT CALENDAR

Oct
28
Wed
Letting Off STEAM | All About Mummies
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursdays from 2-4pm (every 30 minutes)

Free for Members & Free with Admission // $5 for program only*

Letting Off STEAM is an extended activity space for drop-in, hands-on exploration of STEM topics (and art!) for school-aged visitors (1st - 8th grade), which is all anchored around our fantastic exhibitions: King Tut and Tinker the T-rex. Spots are in 30-minute intervals, providing an informal space to dive deeper into your educational experience.

*Details (Please Read Before Your First Visit):

  • Walk-ins only // first come, first serve basis
  • Only 5 spots available for each session - this means 5 kids with their one accompanying chaperone (10 people max)
  • Participants must check in at the front desk upon arrival to receive a spot
  • Masks are required

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Oct
30
Fri
Hour with the Expert (Jan Summers Duffy)
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fridays from 1pm - 2:30pm

Free for Members | Free with Admission*

Hour with the Expert is a special gallery experience with Boise resident, Egyptologist and Archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy! Every Friday Jan will be in the galleries of King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb to answer visitor questions and share insight into the collection. Reserve your admission during her 90 minute stay to ask an expert HERE!

*Reserved admission now required. Plan Your Visit.

Nov
6
Fri
Hour with the Expert (Jan Summers Duffy)
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Today from 1pm - 2:30pm

Free for Members | Free with Admission*

Hour with the Expert is a special gallery experience with Boise resident, Egyptologist and Archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy! Every Friday Jan will be in the galleries of King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb to answer visitor questions and share insight into the collection. Reserve your admission during her 90 minute stay to ask an expert HERE!

*Reserved admission now required. Plan Your Visit.

Nov
13
Fri
Red Cross Blood Drive | Give the gift of life.
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, November 13th | 10am - 4pm

Not all heroes wear capes. Give the gift of blood and receive $2 off admission to visit King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb! All blood donors will also receive a free COVID-19 antibody test. Thank you in advance for helping us support our healthcare system and community through the current pandemic.
Schedule online at: Redcrossblood.org
Sponsor Code: Discovery
Hour with the Expert (Jan Summers Duffy)
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Today from 1pm - 2:30pm

Free for Members | Free with Admission*

Hour with the Expert is a special gallery experience with Boise resident, Egyptologist and Archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy! Every Friday Jan will be in the galleries of King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb to answer visitor questions and share insight into the collection. Reserve your admission during her 90 minute stay to ask an expert HERE!

*Reserved admission now required. Plan Your Visit.

Nov
20
Fri
Hour with the Expert (Jan Summers Duffy)
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Today from 1pm - 2:30pm

Free for Members | Free with Admission*

Hour with the Expert is a special gallery experience with Boise resident, Egyptologist and Archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy! Every Friday Jan will be in the galleries of King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb to answer visitor questions and share insight into the collection. Reserve your admission during her 90 minute stay to ask an expert HERE!

*Reserved admission now required. Plan Your Visit.

Nov
26
Thu
HOLIDAY HOURS | CLOSED
Nov 26 all-day

In observance of the holiday, the Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26th. Thank you for your understanding and being a part of our amazing community!

Dec
11
Fri
Hour with the Expert (Jan Summers Duffy)
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Today from 1pm - 2:30pm

Free for Members | Free with Admission*

Hour with the Expert is a special gallery experience with Boise resident, Egyptologist and Archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy! Every Friday Jan will be in the galleries of King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb to answer visitor questions and share insight into the collection. Reserve your admission during her 90 minute stay to ask an expert HERE!

*Reserved admission now required. Plan Your Visit.

Dec
18
Fri
LAST DAY: Hour with the Expert (Jan Summers Duffy)
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Today from 1pm - 2:30pm

Free for Members | Free with Admission*

Hour with the Expert is a special gallery experience with Boise resident, Egyptologist and Archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy! Join Jan on her final day in the galleries of King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb to answer visitor questions and share insight into the collection. Reserve your admission during her 90 minute stay to ask an expert HERE!

*Reserved admission now required. Plan Your Visit.

Dec
24
Thu
HOLIDAY HOURS | 10AM-3PM
Dec 24 all-day

In observance of the holiday, the Center will close at 3pm on Thursday, December 24th and will be closed on Friday, December 25th. Thank you for your understanding and happy holidays from our Discovery Center Team!

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HOURS

SUNDAY
12pm - 4:30pm
MONDAY
CLOSED
TUESDAY
10am - 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY
10am - 4:30pm
THURSDAY
10am - 4:30pm
FRIDAY
10am - 4:30pm
SATURDAY
10am - 4:30pm
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

Timed Tickets Required | Reserve Now

MEMBERS*
FREE
YOUTH 2-17
$12
ADULTS 18+
$18
SENIORS
$17
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.

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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 - 4:30pm
    Mon: CLOSED
    Tues: 10am - 4:30pm
    Wed: 10am - 4:30pm
    Thurs: 10am - 4:30pm
    Fri: 10am - 4:30pm
    Sat: 10am - 4:30pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

  • ADMISSION

  • Members & Under 2 • Free*
    Youth 2-17 • $12
    Adults 18+ • $18
    Seniors • $17
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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    The Discovery Center of Idaho is now open to the public. It's important you know what changes to expect.Learn More
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    IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ

    Thank you for supporting lifelong learning in STEM! The Discovery Center is thrilled to be open to the public again for exploring. There are some important changes you should know before your visit.

    • Advanced tickets are now required. Reserve yours HERE!
    • Hands-on exhibits have been temporarily removed and the Young Learner's area is closed.
    • Masks are required for your entire visit.
    • Card ONLY please! No cash is accepted at this time
    • King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb is the current featured exhibition. Learn more HERE.

    Be sure you're up to date on all changes at the Center by reading a letter from our Executive Director below. We hope to see you soon!

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