YOUNG DISCOVERERS

There's nothing quite like seeing a child's eyes light up when they learn something new. Light that spark early with our Young Discoverers program, a science-themed story and activity time for children aged 2 - 5 years and their guardians. Young Discoverers is held Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:30am - 11am here at the Center and is free with admission (and free for members!).

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM

  • A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
  • Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
  • The opportunity to learn and have fun together

 

SEPTEMBER YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE

Young Discoverers for September is all about sustainable energy!

  • September 5-7: Hydro-power:  As our H2Whoa! exhibition draws to a close, we will explore how the force of water flowing in rivers and streams is used to produce mechanical energy. We will make miniature paddle wheels to illustrate how the energy of flowing water is captured to operate a mill.
  • September 12-14: Solar Energy: Even though summer is over, the sun nonetheless warms our days and fuels solar panels all year long. We will experiment with sun-funnels to capture the reflection of the sun and direct its heat to warm things on earth.
  • September 19-21: Kinetic Energy: The natural flow of the wind can turn the blades of large turbines to generate huge amounts of electricity. We will craft pinwheels to demonstrate how the wind is a form of kinetic energy available everywhere.
  • September 26-28: Oil Spill Cleanup: Oil supplies one-third of the world’s energy use, but sometimes there are major accidents for which scientific solutions are needed. Smaller-scale simulations of an oil spill will allow kids to experiment with different materials to help clean up the mess.

EXAMPLES OF LESSONS

Check out our lessons we did last year. Lessons change on a weekly basis and reflect what is currently being exhibited through out the Center.

Click the schedule below to view a larger image.

READING LIST

Check out this list of a few of our favorite books.

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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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NERD HERD

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? 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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CALL

  • Discovery Center of Idaho
    Main Office
    (208) 343-9895

  • EMAIL

  • General Inquiries and
    Membership Information
    webmail@dcidaho.org

  • VISIT

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

  • HOURS

  • Mon - Sat • 10am - 5pm
    Sunday • Noon - 5pm
    Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

  • ADMISSION

  • 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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