BIRTHDAY PARTIES

 

Stellar birthday parties are one of the things we do best. Celebrate by watching out-of-this world science demonstrations and exploring the galleries. What better way to honor another year of growth than with a creative, hands-on experience unlike any other?

Discovery Center of Idaho makes your birthday party planning easy. All you have to do is follow the steps below, sit back, relax, and let us do the rest!

Reservations are available on Saturdays and Sundays. We suggest scheduling at least three weeks in advance, if possible.

HOW TO SCHEDULE A BIRTHDAY: 

  1. Click the link below (under 'Request your Party') and fill out form.
  2. Our Events Coordinator will contact you soon!
  3. Receive a confirmation and reply within 1 week.
  4. Print and send out invitations! Check them out by clicking the PDF below (under 'Invitations').
  5. Come to the Center and have fun!

 

BRICKS! Builders

Our Captain Creator is looking for some new apprentices to join her team. Construct, create, and compete your way through this BRICKS! birthday bonanza. No Kragle allowed!

Recommended for Younger Builders: The Captain Creator will inspire and educate builders as they compete in creative challenges. Party goers who complete the construction will be awarded prizes and certificates to show off at home!

Recommended for Older Builders: Can we bridge it? Yes we can! The Captain Creator will prepare and assist builders as they go head-to-head in a bridge building contest. Party goers will receive prizes and awards for their creations. 

 

Mission Discovery

Prepare for your biggest undercover mission yet: Mission Discovery. Learn codes to crack secret messages or hide your identity with this one of a kind secret agent birthday party!

Recommended for Young Agents: Mission Control will teach party goers how to send messages back and forth using their own simple code. Agents will leave equipped with personal decoders to practice for their mission!

Recommended for Junior Agents: Mission Control arms party goers with information to create their initials in American Standard Code. Agents will leave with their very own key-chain to secretly display their identity to fellow coders.  

 

Slime Scientist

An explosion in the lab has made our head scientist go mad- for slime! Have a blast in the wonderful world of goop and slime with this hands on birthday experience.

Recommended for Young Mad Scientists: The Head Scientist will demonstrate how quick, easy, and colorful slime can be with a slime activity. Scientists will create their own to take home and experiment with!

Recommended for Junior Mad Scientists: The Head Scientist needs help generating more slime! Each scientist will receive their own slime kit, complete with glitter and decorating essentials, to make their personal clear slime concoctions.

 

CSI: Discovery Center

There’s been a theft at the Discovery Center, and we need your help to solve it! Bring your best detectives and explore the science behind catching a thief in this private-eye party!

Recommended for Young Detectives: The Force Chief will guide detectives through the fingerprinting process and even teach them to identify their own. Detectives will decipher fingerprints from evidence and leave with a fingerprinting badge of their own.

Recommended for Junior Detectives: The Force Chief will brief detectives on the basics of DNA rules and traits, and they will use the information to help identify the criminal.  Members of the force will find clues to help build the thief’s DNA and the first group of detectives to finish will leave with a small prize.

 

$290 - non-members, $265 - members

  • Up to 20 guests (adults & youth)
  • Customize your party with your choice of theme
  • A friendly party host
  • Access to our private birthday room for 1.5 hours
  • Themed activity for birthday guests
  • Basic table cloths and decorations
  • Printable invitations
  • Built in entertainment - all day general admission
  • 15 minutes before and after your start time to set up and take down any additional decorations and supplies you decide to bring

$500 - non-members & members, 10am - 12pm Sundays only

  • Private access to the Center for up to 40 guests (adults & youth)
  • Customize your party with your choice of theme
  • A friendly party host
  • Access to our private birthday room for 2 hours
  • Themed activity for birthday guests
  • Additional science demonstration
  • Basic table cloths and decorations
  • Printable invitations
  • Built in entertainment - all day general admission
  • 15 minutes before and after your start time to set up and take down any additional decorations and supplies you decide to bring

$50

  • Enjoy our liquid nitrogen ice cream complete with a variety of toppings

Got questions? Read over this FAQ sheet!

 

Please call 208-343-9895 ext. 222 or email events@dcidaho.org for additional questions.

REQUEST YOUR PARTY

Fill out this online form to get the party started!

Reservation Form

INVITATIONS

Download your Discovery Center-themed invites for your party and print at home!

Birthday Invitations

HOST YOUR NEXT BIRTHDAY PARTY HERE AT THE CENTER

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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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

  • EMAIL

  • General Inquiries:
    webmail@dcidaho.org

    Membership Information:
    membership@dcidaho.org

  • VISIT

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

  • HOURS

  • 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

  • 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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