Now Accepting Reservations!

The Discovery Center of Idaho is excited to start considering and booking private events, with access to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition (open now) or Exquisite Creatures (opening Sept. 20th).

To learn more about hosting your event at the Discovery Center and current restrictions, email our Events Coordinator at or call 208.343.9895 ext. 222.


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 at the Discovery Center of Idaho. Accomodations can be made for events with food and drink, following City of Boise and CDC guidelines. Please contact our Events Coordinator for more information.

Here are some quick links to get you started toward a facility rental at the Discovery Center:

Current Pricing (Updated 3/25/21)

Group Size Weekend (Thurs-Sat) Weekday (Sun-Wed)
1-50 $1200 $1000
Up to 150 $2400 $2000
Up to 300* $3600 $3200

Evening rentals give you private access to the center after hours for you and your guests. Rental prices include all attendees from ages 2 and up.

Evening rentals through August 15, 2021 will have full access to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. This exhibition fills all three galleries and will provide an engaging opportunity, complete with passenger boarding passes.

*Groups of this size will be considered on a case-by-case basis until further notice. Timed ticketing may be required.


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.

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 Catering: 208.985.9000
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.

This Discovery Center of Idaho requires the use of preferred catering and beverage services for all catered events. Please contact our events coordinator for more information.

Contact our events coordinator to ask about our 501(c)(3) non-profit discount for large groups.


Please call 208-343-9895 ext. 222 or email for more information.

Thank You to Our 2021 Preferred Caterers for Supporting Lifelong Learning & Education in STEM!

Evening Rentals

Evening rentals give you private access to the center for up to 4 hours, ending no later than 10pm.

Current Pricing (Updated 3/25/21)

Rental prices include all attendees from ages 2 and up.

Group Size Weekend (Thurs-Sat) Weekday (Sun-Wed)
1-50 $1200 $1000
Up to 150* $2400 $2000


*Evening rentals through August 15, 2021 will have full access to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. This exhibition fills all three galleries and will provide an engaging opportunity, complete with passenger boarding passes.

Current Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibitions

Featured Exhibition


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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