Discovery Center Info

General Images and Brand Guide

The Discovery Center of Idaho is Idaho’s only hands-on science center.

Founded in 1988 by the members of Junior League of Boise

Discovery Center of Idaho is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization

Offering a unique, interactive educational experience, sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2016

Museums for All

The Discovery Center of Idaho is proud to be a Museums for All participant, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

Established in 2019.

Offers subsidized admission rates, at $3 per person, for individuals in possession of a SNAP EBT card.

The program has a goal of making STEM education and experiences accessible for all families.

Exhibitions

SUE: THE T. REX EXPERIENCE OPENING MAY 27TH, 2022

SUE is back! BIGGER THAN EVER!

SUE the T. rex is the most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. And this spring, SUE’s coming to Boise, Idaho. The Discovery Center of Idaho is hosting a special exhibition featuring the latest scientific discoveries about this incredible fossil, opening May 27th, 2022. Visitors will get to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of SUE’s world, see casts of real dinosaur fossils, and come face to face with an exact cast of SUE’s skeleton.

Image credit: Field Museum/Griffin Dinosaur Experience, 2021
Image credit: Field Museum/Griffin Dinosaur Experience, 2021
Image credit: Field Museum/Griffin Dinosaur Experience, 2021
Image credit: Field Museum/Griffin Dinosaur Experience, 2021
Image credit: Field Museum/Griffin Dinosaur Experience, 2021
Image credit: Field Museum/Griffin Dinosaur Experience, 2021

Exquisite Creatures

Two galleries full of artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Marley’s three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and plant specimens.

Visitors will experience the ancient connection between art, nature and science at Marley’s awe-inspiring exhibit. Tapping the natural world as his medium, his revolutionary work features rare elements of nature in the precise geometric compositions that have become his signature.

The exhibition will be at the Discovery Center through April 3, 2022.

All of the organisms used in Marley’s work are either reclaimed (in the case of vertebrates) or sustainably obtained (in the case of insects) using a worldwide network of people and institutions that share his passion for nature.

About Christopher Marley

Marley is an artist, designer, photographer and author, who uses preserved natural specimens as his medium.

He maintains design studios in Oregon and Malaysia, where he develops new methods to preserve natural artifacts of all kinds.

His three-dimensional art has been featured in numerous publications including Scientific American, Wired, Smithsonian.com and the Audubon magazine.

Author of Pheromone (Pomegranate, 2008) and Biophilia (Abrams, 2015), New York Times bestseller.

Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021

TINKER THE T-REX

Chevron has partnered with the Discovery Center of Idaho to bring a brand new, long-term Tyrannosaurus rex exhibition to Idaho – now open!

Sponsored by Chevron

1,000 square-foot exhibition featuring a casting of the most complete juvenile T. rex, four hands-on exhibits and a collection of genuine fossils.

The hands-on exhibits were built by the Discovery Center of Idaho Exhibits team in our Micron Innovation Lab within the Center.

Image credit: Stoltz Group / Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Discovery Center of Idaho, 2020
Image credit: Discovery Center of Idaho, 2020
Image credit: Discovery Center of Idaho, 2021
Image credit: Discovery Center of Idaho, 2020