When:
November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019-11-22T10:00:00-07:00
2019-11-22T17:00:00-07:00

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.

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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.

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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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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  • When:
    November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    2019-11-22T10:00:00-07:00
    2019-11-22T17:00:00-07:00

    Discovery Center of Idaho
    Main Office
    (208) 343-9895

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  • When:
    November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    2019-11-22T10:00:00-07:00
    2019-11-22T17:00:00-07:00

    General Inquiries:
    webmail@dcidaho.org

    Membership Information:
    membership@dcidaho.org

  • VISIT

  • When:
    November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    2019-11-22T10:00:00-07:00
    2019-11-22T17:00:00-07:00

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

  • HOURS

  • When:
    November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    2019-11-22T10:00:00-07:00
    2019-11-22T17:00:00-07:00

    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

  • When:
    November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    2019-11-22T10:00:00-07:00
    2019-11-22T17:00:00-07:00

    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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