Visitor Information

Important Updates

Thank you for supporting lifelong learning and education in STEM! The Discovery Center is thrilled to be open to the public for exploring. There are some important changes you should know before your visit.

  • In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Discovery Center encourages all visitors, including those who are vaccinated, to wear a mask at all times while inside our building.
  • Advanced tickets are REQUIRED to guarantee entry.
  • Hands-on exhibits are limited and the Young Learner's area is CLOSED.
  • Special hours for high-risk visitors.
  • Food and drink is NOT permitted.
  • Card ONLY. No cash is accepted at this time
  • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is the featured exhibition.

Questions? Call our Front Desk at 208.343.9895 for more information. We hope to see you soon!


High-Risk Hours: 10am - 12pm

12pm - 4:30pm

Tues - Sat

10am - 4:30pm


12pm - 4:30pm

Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Advanced tickets are required to ensure entry. Timed entry means you may arrive during the 30 minute allotted arrival time specified on your ticket. Late or early arrival is not permitted.

Entry Times:

  • Monday-Saturday: Every 30 minutes from 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday: Every 30 minutes from 12pm - 3pm

IMPORTANT: All sales are final. No refunds, transfers, or exchanges will be issued. No cash accepted. Credit/Debit cards only.

MEMBERS: Learn how to reserve your FREE Member admission.

*Walk-ins are accepted, however, availability is not guaranteed. Call our Front Desk at 208.343.9895 for more information.

Health and Safety Policy: If you are sick—for example, if you have a fever, cough, flu-like illness, diarrhea or are vomiting—please delay visiting until you're well.

Unattended Child Policy: Children under the age of 12 may not enter the Discovery Center of Idaho unless accompanied by a person of the age of 16 or older during the entire duration of their visit.

Weapons Policy: In the interest of maintaining a safe and welcoming family environment, the Discovery Center prohibits weapons on the premises. This includes firearms, knives and any other objects the staff deems a threat to our visitors safety.

Non-discrimination Policy: Science helps us understand that diversity in our natural world creates strength and nurtures life. We value diversity and inclusion and seek to create an environment where all individuals feel included, heard, and able to succeed. Discriminatory language and/or behavior is not permitted.

Service Animals Policy: The Discovery Center of Idaho and the Americans with Disabilities Act require that service animals be under the control of the handler at all times. The service animal must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered while in public places unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the person's disability prevents use of these devices. The Discovery Center reserves the right to deny admission if these requirements are not met.

For general inquiries, call (208) 343-9895 or email

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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
    Main Office
    (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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