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:

Group Size Weekend (Thurs-Sat) Weekday (Sun-Thurs)
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. Rental prices include all attendees from ages 2 and up.


Group Size Weekday (Mon-Fri)
0-29 $300
30-60 $500

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: $300 up to 100 Guests, $50 for each additional 25

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
Special demonstrations by our educators to connect your event’s purpose to science. The pricing includes the 3 demonstrations listed.

  • Van de Graff & Tesla Coil
  • Water to Wine
  • Make a Cloud

Centerpieces: TBD Based on your needs


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


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.

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.



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? Join Nerd Herd!

Nerd Herd is the Discovery Center's monthly giving program. The donations we receive through Nerd Herd directly support the Discovery Center's mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math. Support the Discovery Center every day of the year with Nerd Herd.

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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 and
    Membership Information


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


  • Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
    Monday: 10am - 5pm
    Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
    Thursday: 10am - 8pm
    Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Saturday: 10am - 5pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas


  • Members & Under 2 • Free*
    Youth 2-17 • $10
    Adults 18+ • $12
    Seniors • $11
    Military Personnel • $1 Off
    * Free admission during standard exhibitions & reduced admissions during special exhibitions

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