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.*
  • Hands-on exhibits have been temporarily removed and the Young Learner's area is CLOSED.
  • Masks are REQUIRED for your entire visit.
  • Card ONLY. No cash is accepted at this time
  • King TutTreasures 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!

Click to Read: A Letter from the Executive Director

*Walk-ins are accepted, however, availability is not guaranteed. Call our Front Desk at 208.343.9895 for more information.

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Reserve your tickets up to 1 week in advance. Timed entry means you may arrive during the 30 minute time specified on your ticket. Late or early arrival is not permitted.

Entry Times:

  • Monday: Closed - No Times Available
  • Tuesday-Saturday: Every 30 minutes from 10am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday: Every 30 minutes from 12pm - 3:30pm

IMPORTANT: All sales are final. No refunds, transfers, or exchanges will be issued. No cash accepted. Credit/Debit cards only.

Are you a member? Click HERE to learn how to sign up for your visit!

  • 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

*No Admission After 4pm.

**Spring means busy field trip season at the Center!  We know a Center full of students isn't always the best experience for some of our youngest visitors or those sensitive to large crowds and sounds.  Feel free to call ahead if you'd like to check our field trip schedule prior to planning your visit.  We can help you find a quieter time to enjoy the Center!

General Admission:

  • Adult (18+) $18.00
  • Senior (65+) $17.00
  • Youth (2-17) $12.00
  • Infant (Under 2) FREE
  • EBT Cardholders* $3

Member Prices:

  • Adult (18+) FREE
  • Senior (65+) FREE
  • Youth (2-17) FREE
  • Infant (Under 2) FREE

Get unlimited access with an annual membership! Learn more here.

*Up to 4 family members. Other promotions and discounts do not apply to Museums for All admission. Special exhibition pricing not included. Discount is not available through online timed tickets. Call 208.343.9895 to find available times.

**Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates/times.

  • Health and Safety Policy: If you are sick—for example, if you have a fever, cough, flu-like illness, diarrhea or are vomiting—please delay visiting until you're well.
  • 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 during the entire duration of their visit.
  • Weapons Policy: In the interest of maintaining a safe and welcoming family environment, the Discovery Center prohibits weapons on the premises. This includes firearms, knives and any other objects the staff deems a threat to our visitors safety.
  • Non-discrimination Policy: Science helps us understand that diversity in our natural world creates strength and nurtures life. We value diversity and inclusion and seek to create an environment where all individuals feel included, heard, and able to succeed. Discriminatory language and/or behavior is not permitted.

For general inquiries, call (208)343-9895 or Email webmail@dcidaho.org

For questions within a department, please refer to the following list.

  • Donations, sponsorships, Annual Gala & all other development-related inquiries: giving@dcidaho.org
  • Field trips, outreach, educational content & all other education-related inquiries: education@dcidaho.org
  • Private events, birthday parties, Adult Nights & all other event-related inquiries: events@dcidaho.org
  • Memberships, gift memberships, renewals & all other membership-related inquiries: membership@dcidaho.org
  • Marketing opportunities, press interviews & all other marketing-related inquiries: marketing@dcidaho.org

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SUPPORT THE DISCOVERY CENTER OF IDAHO

We encourage people of all ages to actively participate in activities that foster lifelong STEM learning. Educational programs like Young Discoverers and summer camps offer hands-on exploration, and we get to see adults rekindle their passion for the sciences during special events and exhibitions. And that, that spark of learning and excitement, is why we do what we do.

There are many ways that you can play a part in helping the Discovery Center of Idaho remain a viable, valued asset to our community. Donations from charitable individuals and corporate sponsors help fund special programs, new exhibits and more. Our volunteers, who give selflessly of their time and knowledge, enhance our guests' experiences. And you, the members of our community, play an important role when you purchase an admission ticket or membership. With your support, we can preserve and promote our mission.

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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MAKE A DONATION

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? Make a donation!

Your gift impacts every aspect of the Discovery Center. It boosts access for Idaho students, creates STEM educational opportunities, guarantees fresh exhibitions, delivers memorable learning, and inspires future career paths in STEM fields for Idaho’s next generation. Your financial support makes a galactic difference. 

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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:
    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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