Important Update (9/9/2021)

In an effort to protect the health and wellness of our team, visitors and partners, the Discovery Center of Idaho will no longer accept facility rentals with hosted food and drink.  Masks are also required at all times for visitors ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. We thank you for your understanding and hope to host an event for you soon.

Facility Rentals

Located on the skirts of Julia Davis Park—the Discovery Center of Idaho is a venue for everything from intimate gatherings to corporate events. With an events team to support your private event—plus exclusive access to the current exhibition—the Discovery Center’s galleries offer an exciting, imaginative setting perfect for your next event. Explore, discover and make some STEM-azing memories together.

Please Note: Masks are required by all visitors, ages 2 and older, at the Discovery Center of Idaho in accordance with updated CDC guidance. Please contact our Events Coordinator for more information.

Evening Rentals (6pm-10pm)


Evening rentals give you up to 4 hours of private access to the entire center for you and your guests. Rental includes the following:

  • Setup and breakdown
  • Tables and chairs, seating for up to 100
  • Black table linens
  • Two Discovery Center Staff
  • Basic Event Coordination

Rentals from September 20th, 2021 - February 20th, 2022 will have access to Exquisite Creatures, TINKER THE T-REX, and classic hands-on exhibits.


A $250 refundable deposit is due within a week of reserving your date. The deposit is in addition to your rental fee.

Contact our Events Coordinator to ask about our 501(c)(3) non-profit discount.

Group Size Weekend (Thurs-Sat) Weekday (Sun-Wed)
Up to 150
Up to 300*

*Events over 150 will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Timed ticketing may be required.


Email with the following information to get started on your request*:

  • Event Purpose
  • Company/Organization
  • Estimated Number of Guests
  • Requested Event Date
  • Requested Event Start and End Time

*This does not guarantee your requested date.

Classroom Rentals (10am-4pm)


Utilize the Discovery Center classrooms for your upcoming meeting, training, luncheon or birthday celebration. Classroom Rentals are available by the hour or for an entire day. Rental includes the following for up to 30 guests:

  • Setup and breakdown
  • Tables and chairs, seating for up to 30*
  • Dedicated entrance

Rental does not include admission to the Discovery Center of Idaho. Contact our Events Coordinator for pricing to include admission.

*Per classroom.


$75/Hour | $300/Day (10am-4pm)

$30 Black Table Linens Rental

*Per classroom.


Email with the following information to get started on your request*:

  • Event Purpose
  • Company/Organization
  • Estimated Number of Guests
  • Requested Event Date
  • Requested Event Start and End Time
  • Number of Classrooms (2 Max)

*This does not guarantee your requested date.

Please Note: Alcoholic beverages are not permitted for classroom rentals.

Preferred Catering & Beverage Services

The Discovery Center of Idaho partners with local businesses that support our STEM programs through private events. Use of the preferred services is required. Please contact our Events Coordinator for any questions or concerns.

H&M Meats and Catering: 208.467.0999

Adam Hutchings:
About them: We offer a customizable catering menu that can be dressed up or kept casual for all types of events. We guarantee high quality food and a stress-free event.

Open Table Boise: 208.629.2557

April Hale:
About them: We specialize in custom menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Whatever Works Catering: 208.371.8253

About them: We are Full Service Catering Company, that provides delicious and high quality food. We offer a wide variety of menu options, to cover all dietary needs and requests. We can Customize any order for you, or you may Create your own. Whatever Works best for you and your event!

Boise Liquor Catering208.985.9000

Gene Hutchison:
About them: The Boise Liquor Catering will provide you with professional, personable, and fun staff, wonderful service and take the worry out of planning and organizing your bar service.

Jo Fryberger:
About them: We specialize in helping you enjoy your party, whether it is a wedding, company party, concert, grand opening, festival, corporate event, fundraiser, or anything in-between.  All the details are taken care of.



Contact our Events Team at or call 208.343.9895 ext. 222 to learn more about hosting your next celebration at the Discovery Center of Idaho.

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We encourage people of all ages to actively participate in activities that foster lifelong STEM learning. Educational programs like Young Discoverers and summer camps offer hands-on exploration, and we get to see adults rekindle their passion for the sciences during special events and exhibitions. And that, that spark of learning and excitement, is why we do what we do.

There are many ways that you can play a part in helping the Discovery Center of Idaho remain a viable, valued asset to our community. Donations from charitable individuals and corporate sponsors help fund special programs, new exhibits and more. Our volunteers, who give selflessly of their time and knowledge, enhance our guests' experiences. And you, the members of our community, play an important role when you purchase an admission ticket or membership. With your support, we can preserve and promote our mission.



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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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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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


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


  • Sun: 12pm - 4:30pm
    Mon - Sat: 10am - 4:30pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas


  • 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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