Facility Rental Notice - 11/13/2020

Until further notice, facility rental requests for events will no longer be accepted due to the current state-wide policies. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope to host you in the future!


Imagine your guests sipping on cocktails as they delve into the theory of magnetism. Attractive, no? A private event after-hours means a memorable experience for your guests in which they have the freedom to explore all 10,000 square feet of the Center, including 50+ hands-on exhibits. If you're looking for a place to host a unique experience, have fun together, and learn together, look no further

  • Discovery Center of Idaho is available to rent any day of the week and can run as late as 10pm.
  • Rental fees include admission to the Discovery Center of Idaho*, event set-up and tear-down, event coordination and simplistic decorations.
  • A $500 refundable deposit is due at the time of booking and does not apply to your rental fee. Balance is due 1 month prior to scheduled event.
  • There are additional services available to add some STEM fun to your event. See the list below for more details and pricing.

*Additional fees for admission into traveling exhibitions may apply. 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:

Adjusted Pricing through January 2020:*

Group Size Weekend (Thurs-Sat) Weekday (Sun-Wed)
0-99 $1200 $1050
100-299 $2400 $1900
300-600 $3000 $2600

Standard Pricing:

Group Size Weekend (Thurs-Sat) Weekday (Sun-Wed)
0-99 $1000 $850
100-299 $2000 $1500
300-600 $2500 $2100

The center cannot hold events with guest counts larger than 600 due to capacity.

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 November 2020 will have full access to King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb. This exhibition will fill two galleries and will provide an engaging opportunity to help foster community understanding of anthropological history and archaeology related to ancient civilizations.

Classroom Rental Pricing (No Admission):

Group Size Weekday (Mon-Fri)
0-29 $250
30-60 $350

Classroom Rental Pricing (Admission Included):

Group Size Weekday (Mon-Fri)
0-29 $400
30-60 $600

Daytime rentals provide you one (1) reserved classroom during our normal center hours. Rental prices include all attendees from ages 2 and up.

*Please note daytime rentals are not available from May-August.

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Bar: $300 up to 100 Guests, $50 for each additional 25
Enjoy our liquid nitrogen ice cream complete with a variety of toppings.

Educators: $50 Per Hour (2 hour minimum)
Have 2 of our educators walking around your event and interacting with your guests to answer any questions about our current exhibition.

Special Demonstrations: $200
Three special demonstrations by our educators to connect your event’s purpose to science. Choose from the following two options:

  • Newton's Motion Commotion - interactive demos for your guests to take part in
  • Water to Wine, Van de Graff & Tesla Coil, Make a Cloud


H&M Meats and Catering: 208.467.0999
Adam Hutchings: info@hmmeats.com
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: april@opentableboise.com
About them: We specialize in custom menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

3 Girls Catering: 208.949.6620
Donalee Quinn: events@3girlscatering.com
About them: At 3 Girls Catering we source locally before going anywhere else, and take pride in building menus around the freshest, most delicious seasonal ingredients in the Treasure Valley!

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 Catering: 208.985.9000
Gene Hutchison: gwhutchison@msn.com
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's Traveling Bar: 208.440.6429
Jo Fryberger: jo@travelingbar.com
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.



Did your group have the best time at your event at the Discovery Center? Don't wait to book again! To show our appreciation for your continued support, we're offering a FREE SCIENCE DEMO to organizations that rebook within 3 months. Yep, you read that right! Let us add some more STEM fun to your event.

Contact our Events Coordinator to see if you're eligible for this special offer.


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



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


  • General Inquiries:

    Membership Information:


  • 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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    The Discovery Center of Idaho is CLOSED Jan. 18th - Feb. 14th for the installation of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.Learn More
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