Blood Drive at the Center with the American Red Cross Association!
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 8th | 11am-5pm
The Discovery Center of Idaho invites you to donate blood with the American Red Cross Association! We will be hosting a blood drive in Classroom 1 and all donors will get a ticket for discounted admission into BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion before it leaves.
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DCI After Dark with St. Luke's | 21+
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for this 21+ event, 'DCI After Dark with St. Luke's' at the Discovery Center of Idaho.

This unique educational experience includes the BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion exhibition PLUS interactive demonstrations shared by St. Luke’s staff – all under one roof for a special one-night only event.

Includes exciting hands-on activities, presentations and displays, including:

  • See how “augmented reality” brain surgery is changing neurosurgery
  • Learn how an AED and CPR saves lives
  • “Touch and feel” cancerous/non-cancerous organ tissue specimens
  • Take a time out to “tackle the myths about concussions”
  • "Check your face” for sun damage in the skin analyzer and see how SPF protects the skin
  • Pump up some “lungs” & your knowledge about tobacco, e-cigs/vapes and nicotine cessation
These events do sell out! Purchase yours ahead of time to guarantee a ticket.
Tickets: $20 Pre-sale, $22 At the Door
Beer, wine and food available for purchase.
'HUMANS IN SPACE' Spring Break Camp!
Mar 18 – Mar 22 all-day

Do you have what it takes to make it to space? Train like an astronaut in our newest camp offering, putting the resources of NASA and the BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion exhibition to work. We’ll focus on the human aspects of space travel and how to live off of Earth, all from within the comfort and safety of the Discovery Center’s walls.

DATES: March 18th-22nd, 2019
TIMES: 9am - 4:30pm
GRADES: 1st - 5th
LOCATION: Discovery Center of Idaho
PRICE:$200 Members, $225 Non-Members





   Thank you to the Idaho STEM Action Center for supporting our Computer Science Camps and camp scholarship program


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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.



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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Nerd Herd is the Discovery Center's monthly giving program. The donations we receive through Nerd Herd directly support the Discovery Center's mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math. Support the Discovery Center every day of the year with Nerd Herd.

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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


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


  • Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
    Monday: 10am - 5pm
    Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
    Thursday: 10am - 8pm
    Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Saturday: 10am - 5pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas


  • 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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