Membership FAQ

Why should I become a Discovery Center member?

Members enjoy exclusive benefits all year long at an affordable price with free admission during standard exhibitions and reduced rates during special exhibitions. A Family membership pays for itself in just two visits. If you’re passionate about lifelong learning and helping children develop critical thinking skills, you’ll love the Discovery Center. You can be a valuable partner and help sustain an exciting environment for Idaho residents that is informed, enlightened, scientifically literate and loads of fun! 

How do I become a member or renew my membership? 

Click on this link, visit the Discovery Center at 131 Myrtle Street, Boise or call 208-343-9895.

Can I purchase a gift membership for someone else?

Yes! This is the perfect gift for lifelong learning. Simply purchase a gift membership online, or call us at 208-343-9895. Gift membership forms are also available at our reception desk.

What is a length of a membership term?

Memberships are active for a full calendar year from the date of purchase. If you're renewing your membership, your current membership will be extended for a full year. There is never a penalty for renewing early.

What is considered a "family" for a family level membership?

A "Family" is defined as two adults and their children (under 18 years of age) residing in the same household.

When will I receive my membership card?

There are two options for membership cards: a digital membership card, which you can download to your phone, or a physical card which can be obtained at the Center or mailed to you if you join online.  Either format provides the ASTC Passport Program travel benefit that may be used for free or discounted admissions at more than 300 science centers and museums throughout the world. 

Do I need my card to visit the Discovery Center?

Yes, when you visit, we will ask to scan either a plastic membership card or the digital app on your phone.

Can I give my membership card to others to use?

Discovery Center memberships and member benefits are not transferable to other individuals or organizations. Cards may not be shared with friends or relatives for admission.

Can my nanny or babysitter be admitted on my membership?

An Add-On Member can be added to any membership for $20, perfect for a nanny, cousin or other individual.

What other museums honor my Discovery Center membership? 

Your membership includes ASTC travel benefits: free or reduced admission to 300+ science centers and museums worldwide! There are two restrictions to this rule: 1) the museum must be at least 90 miles AWAY from the Discovery Center and 2) the museum must be at least 90 miles AWAY from your home address. Please check the ASTC Passport Program list of participating science centers and museums at astc.org before you visit, as the list of participants does change annually. It's also a good idea to call the museum or science center you're planning to visit in advance to avoid any blackout dates or restrictions.

Is my membership refundable?

Memberships are not refundable.

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How can I replace my lost membership card?

Replacement cards are available at our front desk or by phone at 208-343-9895. The digital membership card lives on your phone.

How can I updated my member account information?

To continue to receive all of your membership benefits, visit us at the Center, email us at membership@dcidaho.org or call 208-343-9895 x 236 to update account information.

How do I hear about upcoming events and updates?

Stay in the loop by subscribing to our email service and like us on Facebook. You can also check Programs & Events online. If you have signed up but are not receiving our emails, be sure to check your spam settings.

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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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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

  • 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 • $10
    Adults 18+ • $12
    Seniors • $11
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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