WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

Our close-knit team of dreamers works hard to achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM. Working at the Center is fast-paced, challenging, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborative and creative. We believe in what we do and we strive to make the Treasure Valley (and world) a better place, full of curious, scientifically literate citizens who know the power of lifelong learning. We believe in belonging and inclusion, and we believe STEM is for everyone.

STAFF DIRECTORY

Christy Shira

Finance Director

Fun Fact: "The latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means "smelly little thief""

Eric Miller

Executive Director

Fun Fact: "The Hubble telescope can be used to see more than 13 billion years into the past!"

Ashten Goodenough

Director of Operations

Fun Fact: "It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything."

Alissa Korsak, PhD

Development Director

Fun Fact: "The average temperature on Mars is approximately -81°F"

Emily Mahon

Education Director

Fun Fact: "Eating cheese at the end of a meal can help neutralize the acids in your mouth and reduce the chance of tooth decay."

Daniel Coombs

Visitor Services Manager

Fun Fact: "Muscles cannot push, they can only pull."

Cynthia Mouzis

Events & Donations Coordinator

Fun Fact: "If you force a smile for 30 seconds, you will feel happy."

Jennifer Snow

Visitor Services & Communications Coordinator

Fun Fact: "Because of the effects of zero gravity, astronauts can grow up to 3% of their height while in space!"

Pam Smart

Membership Program Coordinator

Fun Fact: "It's OK to be called a bird-brain: a Crow's brain (relative to body size) is larger than a human's!"

Kevin Williamson

Facility and Exhibits Manager

Fun Fact: "Bananas don't grow on trees. They grow on the world's largest herb, which is in the same family as lilies, orchids and palms."

Olivia Schmitz

Reservations Specialist

Fun Fact: "It officially takes 364 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop!"

Robert Klusaw

Exhibits Fabricator

Fun Fact: "Pluto, which is half the width of the United States, has a heart-shaped glacier that’s the size of Texas and Oklahoma. This fascinating world also has blue skies, spinning moons, mountains as high as the Rockies, and it even snows—but the snow is red." Source: NASA

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 - 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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