7 Ways STEM Education Benefits Kids of All Ages

We live in a world where scientific and technological innovation drive almost every corner of our lives and every aspect of our economy. The children of today face a future where it's estimated that growth in science, engineering, mathematics and technology careers will far outpace growth in virtually every other industry(1), and science education can

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Bodies Human Exhibition - Safe For Kids?

BODIES HUMAN at the Discovery Center of Idaho The ​BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion Exhibition is a unique opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about their own bodies and anatomy. In this exhibit, human specimens preserved through a processed called plastination are displayed in varying activities to show how bodies react while

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Halloween Science Crafts for Kids

With Halloween this month, kids of all ages will be picking out their costumes and getting excited for a night of trick-or-treating. We love Halloween here at the Discovery Center! Just in time for the holiday, we've put together this list of our favorite Halloween-themed science crafts and experiments for kids that are sure to

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STEM Girl Power

Girls Love To Learn Now is the time to empower girls to embrace a love of STEM and to seek their future careers. As a nation, we need to stay competitive in the global market. By encouraging girls in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math we can help them achieve their dreams. Companies

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At-Home Summer Science Experiments

If your kids are feeling bored this summer, check out these awesome summer science activities for kids! These fun, interactive activities will fight off summer doldrums while keeping their minds engaged. Make an Apple Erupt! This cool apple volcano experiment is a great way for kids to learn about chemical reactions. All you need is:

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All About our Science Summer Camps

Discovery Center of Idaho has a range of cool summer science camps to keep kids busy and learning new skills during summer vacation. One-week sessions let kids explore different subjects like LEGO engineering, coding and STEM skills to discover new skills and interests. These Boise summer camps are designed to help children grow and expand

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The Benefits of Summer Camps for Kids

Every kid gets super excited when summer finally swings around! Popsicles, bike rides and fun dips in the pool with friends are just some of the things that kids can do to stay active, or just enjoy some sweet treats to enjoy the beautiful weather. Each summer is an opportunity for your child to grow

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LEGO My Science! 10 Engineering LEGO Activities for Kids

Kids have been building with LEGOs since the 1930s. Even with competition from computers and game consoles, LEGOs have still been a kid-favorite, a way for them to explore the STEM world while also having so much fun, they don’t even know they’re learning! LEGOs provide an almost infinite amount of ways to create with

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Send Water Traveling This Summer

It’s that time of year again when families start planning their summer travels. Whether you are visiting us at the Discovery Center of Idaho or trekking to a foreign land – scientific adventure is to be had! But did you know that water also travels? Discover the science behind traveling water so you can watch

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6 Fun Science Activities You Can Do With Your Kids at Home  

Trying to teach your kids a science lesson over summer or for at home classes? Don't worry, because there are plenty of at-home science experiments that can teach kids a lot without requiring too much work (or deep pockets). Let's talk about some of our favorites and how they work. Studying Density The great thing about

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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? Join Nerd Herd!

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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    Sunday • Noon - 5pm
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    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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