Sep
21
Sat
Summer Send-Off!
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summer is officially coming to an end, and we think the season deserves a sun-sational send-off!

Join us all day on Saturday, September 21st for specially themed sun and light activities. Some activities may take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly! 

Oct
7
Mon
Member Monday: Spooky Science - MEMBERS ONLY
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MEMBERS ONLY: Spooky Science

Monday, October 7th  ||  5pm-8pm

Current Members Only

Join us for some Spooky Science at this Member exclusive event! Make Howling Ghost Balloons, Spooky Shadow Puppets & more!

Come dressed in your best costume for trick-or-treating with our educators!

If you're no longer a member, you can renew HERE or at the door.

Oct
11
Fri
SOLD OUT: Adult Night: Murder on Myrtle Street | 21+
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Join us for this 21+ event and enjoy a variety of programming provided by our mysterious list of partners! Drinks, food, fright and fun.

*Due to the popularity of these events, we strongly encourage you to buy tickets ahead of time because these events do sell out!*

Beverages: Lost Grove Brewing, wine & specialty drinks
Food: Big Jud's Food Truck
*Food & drinks at an additional cost

Programming:
Playhouse Boise - An interactive murder mystery... more details to come!
Idaho Innocence Project - Learn from one of the country's lead forensic DNA experts, Greg Hampikian, about DNA exonerations
- Ada County Coroner - Learn from the Ada County Coroner's Office staff about the processes to identify causes of death and more!
- Idaho State Police - Learn all about detective work & procedures for murders and crime scenes from one of ISP's detectives and forensic lab managers
Big River Paranormal - Learn about paranormal investigations and the scientific methods used to research paranormal activity
VR1 Arcade - Fight zombies or face your fears via virtual reality technology

AND MORE!

Scary Costume Contest: Let us judge your scariest costumes! (Please, no fake weapons and no full facepaint) Winner gets 2 tickets to the next Adult Night!

Ticket prices: $22 pre-sale

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Oct
25
Fri
SOLD OUT: Adult Night: Murder on Myrtle St. #2 | 21+
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Presented by Discovery Center of Idaho and Playhouse Boise

You asked, we listened! Join us for the second night of this 21+ event and enjoy a variety of programming provided by our mysterious list of partners! Drinks, food, fright and fun.

*Due to the popularity of these events, we strongly encourage you to buy tickets ahead of time because these events do sell out!*

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

Programming:
Playhouse Boise - Interact in a murder mystery.. Take the role of a detective, ask questions & solve the murder!
Idaho Innocence Project - Learn from one of the country's lead forensic DNA experts, Greg Hampikian, about DNA exonerations
Ada County Coroner's Office - Learn from the Ada County Coroner's Office staff about the processes to identify causes of death and more!
Idaho Department of Correction - Get all the scoop on gangs in Idaho from one of IDOC's gang experts
Boise Police Department - BPD's Bomb Unit will be here to show their response equipment and a bomb robot!
VR1 Arcade - Fight zombies or face your fears via virtual reality technology

AND MORE!

Scary Costume Contest: Let us judge your scariest costumes! (Please, no fake weapons and no full facepaint) Winner gets 2 tickets to the next Adult Night!

Ticket prices: $22 pre-sale, $25 at the door*

*Available unless the event is sold out.

 

Oct
27
Sun
Spooky Good Sunday - 2nd Annual
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the 2nd Annual Spooky Good Sunday at the Center!

Come dressed in costume for trick-or-treating with our educators (while supplies last) and other fun spooky activities. We hope to see you there!

*FREE for members. FREE with general admission.

Nov
22
Fri
Tinker the T-Rex Grand Public Opening
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Chevron has partnered with the Discovery Center of Idaho to bring a brand new, long-term
Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex) exhibition to Idaho opening at the Discovery Center Friday, November 22nd,
2019. Chevron will be the Presenting Sponsor of this 1,000 square-foot exhibition, which will feature a
two-thirds scale juvenile cast T-rex skeleton called ‘Tinker’ and include hands-on STEM-based exhibits
with rich educational content.

In support of the costs associated with building and installing Tinker the T-rex exhibition, Chevron has
donated $75,000 to the Discovery Center of Idaho. Chevron believes effective education including
science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will foster bright young talent for the future workforce
and healthy economic growth for the country.

The Discovery Center of Idaho is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit hands-on science center with a mission of inspiring
lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The exhibition’s
individual hands-on exhibits will be designed and built by the Discovery Center’s Exhibits Team in the
Micron Innovation Lab located within the Center. Construction of the interactive exhibits will be underway
within the next few months.

Tinker the T-rex exhibition will become part of the Discovery Center of Idaho’s permanent collection and
is sure to be a favorite among visitors for years to come. This exhibition will provide a fascinating
opportunity to help foster student and community understanding of natural history related to prehistoric
fossils. Tinker is the most complete skeleton of a juvenile T-rex, providing a great opportunity to study the
build and athletic prowess of a young T. rex.

The Discovery Center’s Education Department will also develop Teacher Resource Packets specifically
for the exhibition. These Resource Packets will be disseminated to all teachers participating in a field trip
to the Discovery Center and will support curriculum integration into the participating classrooms across
Idaho.

The Discovery Center’s STEM Field Trip Program annually supports over 225 field trips to approximately
11,000 participants, providing a unique opportunity for Idaho students to experience the wonders of
STEM outside the classroom that many would otherwise not receive. During a STEM Field Trip students
are actively and directly involved in STEM exploration, igniting an interest in science, technology,
engineering, and math. Each exhibit station allows for hypothesizing, experimentation, and drawing
conclusions (a replica of the scientific method) as students explore and interact with the diverse exhibits
at the Center with their classmates and teachers.

Eric Miller, Executive Director at Discovery Center of Idaho: “Everybody loves dinosaurs, and T-rex is the
biggest star of them all. With generous support from Chevron, this engaging, hands-on exhibition will set
a new standard at the Center in terms of content, design, interactivity and Wow! I can’t wait for the
unveiling!”

Tyler Kruzich, Corporate Affairs Manager at Chevron: “Chevron is committed to the communities where
we live and operate. In Idaho, that means supporting partners like the Discovery Center that promote
STEM learning. Chevron is a strong supporter of STEM education because we rely on STEM
professionals in everything we do. With this exciting exhibition, we hope to attract Idahoans of all ages to
the Discovery Center so that we can spark more interest in STEM careers.”
Sponsors

Tinker the T-rex is made possible by our presenting sponsor, Chevron. Chevron believes effective
education including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will foster bright young talent for
the future workforce and healthy economic growth for the country. Together, we can help advance STEM
education for today’s youth.

Nov
23
Sat
Dress like a Dino Day
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us on November 23 for Dress like a Dino Day! Break out all your dinosaur themed gear for a day long fossil fashion show. Will you be wearing a T-Rex t-shirt or going with a different tricera-top? No matter your prehistoric apparel, stop by on Saturday, November 23 and help welcome Tinker to his new home!

Dec
3
Tue
Member Monday: Santa at the Center! - MEMBERS ONLY
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MEMBERS ONLY: Santa at the Center!

Monday, December 3rd  ||  5pm-8pm

We love our members! Join us for Santa at the Center, get your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Also with exclusive access to the center and interactive winter themed activities!

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Feb
28
Fri
Science with Style Annual Gala 2020 @ Chateau des Fleurs
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Science with Style Annual Gala 2020!

Friday, February 28th 2020

6pm-9pm

3 course meal, hosted bar, silent and live auction

One of the most fun Galas in town!

More information coming soon!

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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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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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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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