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).
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.
SLIME! NOW OPEN
SLIME! is an exciting, new 3,000 square foot exhibition designed and produced completely by the Discovery Center of Idaho’s highly skilled fabrication team in our advanced Micron Innovation Lab. Visitors will have the opportunity to experiment with slime and learn the science behind this favorite non-Newtonian fluid.
SLIME! opened at the Discovery Center of Idaho on September 26th, 2022 and will run through Spring of 2023.
TINKER THE T-REX
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.