BIRTHDAY PARTY NOTICE - 6/5/2020

Birthday party requests will not be accepted until further notice. If you have reserved a birthday party between 3/21 and 7/31, our Events Coordinator will be in touch with you to talk through the options for your reservation. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

 

If you're searching for the best birthday party in Boise, look no further! Stellar birthday parties are one of the things we do best. Celebrate with a fun hands-on activity and exploring the galleries. What better way to honor another year of growth than with a creative, hands-on experience unlike any other?

Our birthday party team will make your party planning a breeze. No more hunting for birthday ideas -- just pick a party theme, follow the steps below, 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!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Birthday parties requested during the duration of the King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb exhibition are subject to a price increase. Please reference the information below or contact events@dcidaho.org for pricing.

*During King Tut: $300 - Non-members, $280 - Members

$290 - Non-members, $265 - Members

  • Up to 20 guests (adults, youth, DCI members)
  • 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

*Birthday parties booked for May 2nd through October 25th are subject to the increased pricing for the King Tut traveling exhibition. Birthday parties booked for before or after that time are subject to the normal pricing.

*During King Tut: $515 - Non-members & Members

$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

*Birthday parties booked for May 2nd through October 25th are subject to the increased pricing for the King Tut traveling exhibition. Birthday parties booked for before or after that time are subject to the normal pricing.

$50

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

Fill out this online form to get the party started!

Reservation Form

Got questions? Read over this FAQ sheet!

 

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

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

Birthday Invitations

PARTY THEMES

Treasures of the Tomb (Limited Time Only)

Legend has it that King Tut's tomb is cursed and there's only one way to end it. Our lead archaeologist needs your help to unlock his treasures and reunite them with King Tut before it's too late!

Recommended for Ages 8+: The lead archaeologist will guide brave explorers through decoding hieroglyphs that will unlock the beloved treasures of the tomb. Then, they will use the code to reveal hidden treasures inside - even one to take home!

Totally Tinker

Eureka! Dinosaur fossils have been spotted at the Discovery Center! Get ready to dig for amazing archaeological artifacts during this dino-mite birthday party.

Recommended for Young Archaeologists: The head archaeologist will teach party goers how to excavate a dinosaur from their personal 'dig site' using common tools.

Recommended for Junior Archaeologists: The head archaeologist will group party goers together at different 'dig sites' to excavate fossils and learn how to correctly identify them to become a certified DCI archaeologist.

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. 

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.

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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 - 4:30pm
    Mon: CLOSED
    Tues: 10am - 4:30pm
    Wed: 10am - 4:30pm
    Thurs: 10am - 4:30pm
    Fri: 10am - 4:30pm
    Sat: 10am - 4:30pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

  • ADMISSION

  • Members & Under 2 • Free*
    Youth 2-17 • $16
    Adults 18+ • $18
    Seniors • $17
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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