Jan
23
Wed
Young Discoverers - Tesla Coil Light-sabers
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Jan
24
Thu
Young Discoverers - Tesla Coil Light-sabers
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Jan
25
Fri
Young Discoverers - Tesla Coil Light-sabers
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Adult Night: BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion - SOLD OUT!
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

 

Beverages: Lost Grove Brewing, wine & specialty drinks
Food: Burgerlicious
*Food & drinks at an additional cost

- Discovery Center of Idaho Education Team - Test your reaction time based on how much you've had to drink utilizing one of our very own exhibits. Educators will also be doing dissections to reveal the inner workings of mammalian structures throughout the event!
- Boise State Human Performance Lab - Observe and learn about the measuring metabolic rate during exercise AND test your vertical jump height
- VR1 Arcade - Take a journey through a human cell and explore anatomy through the lens of virtual reality technology!
- Boise State's Dept. of Radiologic Sciences - Learn about medical imaging and health care from the department staff and students!
- Hickey Chiropractic - Learn from their doctors about the chiropracty practice and how it treats the musculoskeletal system
- Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine - ICOM - Explore human anatomy in augmented reality, using the world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform.
- Idaho RADAR Center at Boise State University - Learn about and discuss the physiological effects of drugs and alcohol
- Health Solutions of Idaho, LLC - Providing hands on demonstration and coaching so you can practice CPR, using an AED and learn about first aid basics to help someone survive!
- Designed Health- Personalized Functional Medicine - Learn from Functional Med. NP, Lindsey Wells, about the effects of both good and poor nutrition on the body
- Ada County Coroner's Office - Learn from the Ada County Coroner and her staff about the processes to identify causes of death and more!

AND MORE!

Jan
30
Wed
Young Discoverers - My Hair is Standing on End! (Van de Graf Generator)
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Jan
31
Thu
Young Discoverers - My Hair is Standing on End! (Van de Graf Generator)
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Feb
1
Fri
Young Discoverers - My Hair is Standing on End! (Van de Graf Generator)
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

JANUARY YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

“Electric Charge!”
Is your Young Discoverer feeling electricity in the air from rubbing their little feet on the carpet? Winter is a perfect time to explore the charge of electricity and the pull of magnets while we are indoors. This month we will find ways to ignite our curiosity with metals and currents around us.
We’ll have fun with the classic exhibits in the Discovery Center and experiment with electromagnetic machines to learn more!
Mar
8
Fri
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.
SIGN UP Today!
Mar
15
Fri
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.
Mar
18
Mon
'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

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

 

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

 

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    Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
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    Thursday: 10am - 8pm
    Friday: 10am - 5pm
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    Youth 2-17 • $10
    Adults 18+ • $12
    Seniors • $11
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
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