Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the American Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer a signature access program that encourages low-income and under-served individuals and families to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

Any individual or family receiving food assistance and is in possession of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card will receive $3 per person admission to the Discovery Center of Idaho for up to 4 people per visit.

No. Because a SNAP EBT card must be presented to receive the Museums for All admission rate, all transactions must occur at the Discovery Center of Idaho front desk.

To reserve admission up to 7 days in advance, visit our Front Desk to purchase in person. -OR- Visit based on walk-in availability by calling the Front Desk ahead at 208.343.9895 to find best times to drop in.

No. The Museums for All admission rate includes general admission into the Discovery Center only, and does not include entry into special exhibitions. The fee for entry into special exhibitions can be added onto the Museums for All admission rate at the front desk.

No. Your SNAP EBT card is only presented as identification showing that you are eligible for the Museums for All admission rate and cannot be used as a form of payment. You must pay via cash or credit card at the front desk.

Any individual or family who presents a SNAP EBT card can visit the Discovery Center of Idaho as many times as they like and receive the Museums for All rate for up to 4 people.

Yes, there are many museums participating in the Museums for All program. A full list of participating museums can be viewed here.

Help us spread the word about Museums for All at the Discovery Center of Idaho. Share through social media using #dcidaho and #MuseumsForAll

*Other promotions and discounts do not apply to Museums for All admission

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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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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
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    (208) 343-9895


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


  • Sun: 12pm - 4:30pm
    Mon - Sat: 10am - 4:30pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas


  • Members & Under 2 • Free*
    Youth 2-17 • $12
    Adults 18+ • $18
    Seniors • $17
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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