NEW - Required Timed Entry

Our top priority is keeping our visitors, staff and community safe, that is why Discovery Center of Idaho is now offering timed entry admission with limited capacity. Timed entry means 60 min visiting intervals throughout the day with 50 visitor max capacity (see options below). Whether you are a paying visitor or a member, please sign up for your desired time prior to visiting. You will receive a confirmation email with your tickets that you can scan at the front desk when you arrive for easy, hands free entry! You can sign up up to a week in advance. We are so excited to see you!

You can also expect some other important changes at the Center upon your first visit since our closure. To learn more about what to expect, read a letter from our Executive Director HERE so you can be prepared for your visit!

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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 within our facility.

For general inquiries, call (208)343-9895 or Email

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

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

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


  • General Inquiries:

    Membership Information:


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


  • 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


  • 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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