Summer Camp Update

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and recommendations by the CDC and local, state, and federal authorities, we have crafted an alternative plan for our 2020 summer camp season. Our first priority is ensuring your child's health and safety, as well as our staff. We have had to adjust to cater to physical distancing, increased sanitation measures, new building capacities, and safety precautions - but we believe this allows us to provide more 1-on-1 time with the campers and a personalized, quality learning experience with our education team!

We will now be offering half-day camps across our entire season. We will offer each camp as an AM or PM option (same content in each, different sessions for flexibility), 3 hours long, with only 10 spots in each. We will be hosting a majority of the camp outside. Included in each camp is a take-home box, which has five activities and content to keep your kiddo busy at home when they aren't with us! 

A few details:

  • All June camps are CANCELED. Full refunds will be distributed. Our Center will not be open until July.
  • Canceled camp themes were decided on sanitary reasons and interest. If one of your chosen camps was canceled, full refunds are available.
  • Wizarding Camp is no longer a partnership with Idaho Botanical Garden. DCI is offering our own version, so make sure to claim a spot! If not, full refunds are available.

Email education@dcidaho.org for any questions or concerns.

*We ask for a 7-day warning for refunds. 

**THIS IS ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19.

SUMMER BREAK CAMPS

Discovery Center of Idaho Summer Break Camps include exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to our current exhibitions including KING TUT and TINKER THE T-REX, PLUS a take-home box, which has five activities and content to keep your kiddo busy at home when they aren't with us!

COST: $90 members // $120 non-members

Did you know members get a discount?! Instructions for member discount.

The Great Outdoors! (AM)

SOLD OUT!

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Explore Idaho's wildlife as we learn how to identify native plants, know what critters lurk in the river, and how we can coexist with the beautiful place that we call home!

Grade: 1st - 6th

July 6-10th, 9am-12pm

The Great Outdoors! (PM)

SOLD OUT!

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Explore Idaho's wildlife as we learn how to identify native plants, know what critters lurk in the river, and how we can coexist with the beautiful place that we call home!

Grade: 1st - 6th

July 6-10th, 1pm-4pm

Space Camp (AM)

SOLD OUT!

What does an astronaut need to prepare for blast-off? What can we find in outer space? Students will spend the week exploring space travel, rocket science, and the universe above! Do you have what it takes to explore the galaxy?

Grade: 1st - 6th

July 20-24th, 9am-12pm 

Space Camp (PM)

SOLD OUT!

What does an astronaut need to prepare for blast-off? What can we find in outer space? Students will spend the week exploring space travel, rocket science, and the universe above! Do you have what it takes to explore the galaxy?

Grade: 1st - 6th

July 20-24th, 1pm-4pm

Wizarding Camp (AM)

SOLD OUT!

Expecto some major fun on a STEM-based trip to Hogwarts! Visit Herbology, Potions, Care of Magical Creatures, and more as we fly our broomsticks through the real science behind the beloved story!

Grade: 1st - 6th

August 3-7th, 9am-12pm

Wizarding Camp (PM)

SOLD OUT!

Expecto some major fun on a STEM-based trip to Hogwarts! Visit Herbology, Potions, Care of Magical Creatures, and more as we fly our broomsticks through the real science behind the beloved story!

Grade: 1st - 6th

August 3-7th, 1pm-4pm

Archaeology Adventures (AM)

SOLD OUT!

Help us dig up the past and go on a historic adventure as we play with the science of archaeology - from piecing together old artifacts and performing our own excavations. Come live the day in the life of Indiana Jones!

Grade: 1st - 6th

July 13-17th, 9am-12pm

Archaeology Adventures (PM)

SOLD OUT!

Help us dig up the past and go on a historic adventure as we play with the science of archaeology - from piecing together old artifacts and performing our own excavations. Come live the day in the life of Indiana Jones!

Grade: 1st - 6th

July 13-17th, 1pm-4pm

Chemical Concoctions (AM)

SOLD OUT!

Create crazy chemical concoctions that ooze, bubble, bounce, fizz, and bang. Come get your hands on exciting experiments as we dive into the many different chemical reactions!

Grade: 1st - 6th

July 27-31st, 9am-12pm

Chemical Concoctions (PM)

SOLD OUT!

Create crazy chemical concoctions that ooze, bubble, bounce, fizz, and bang. Come get your hands on exciting experiments as we dive into the many different chemical reactions!

Grade: 1st - 6th

July 27-31st, 1pm-4pm

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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MAKE A DONATION

THE SCIENCE OF GIVING

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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BECOME A MEMBER

JOIN TODAY

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 • $12
    Adults 18+ • $18
    Seniors • $17
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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