School Group Reservations

Get access to the entire center, a group greeting, our floor educators, and teacher resource materials to enhance your field trip experience.

For information on non-educational group reservations, visit Tickets & Visitor Info.

Important Update: Fall Field Trips

All field trip participants will be required to wear masks inside the Discovery Center of Idaho. This includes students and chaperones, regardless of vaccination status.

*Cost

$6 / Student for Non-Public School Groups

$6 / Student for 49% or fewer FRL Public Schools

$3 / Student for 50% or high FRL Public Schools

$10 / Chaperone

$3 / Student for Optional Hands-on Experience

*We are able to offer discounted field trip prices thanks to a generous donation from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Book NOW to access this experience at the current price! Once scholarship funds are exhausted, student group reservations will be $10 per student & chaperone.

Details

  • 10 student minimum. 60 student maximum. If you have more than 30 students, we can separate into smaller groups to accommodate capacity limits. Inquire for more details.
  • 1:5 chaperone ratio for elementary // 1:10 chaperone ratio for middle/high
    • Any additional chaperones will be charged the regular admission cost of $18/person separately,  at time of arrival
  • Reservations are necessary and must be made 2 weeks in advance.

Field Trips 101

Discover everything our field trip program has to offer! Explore booking, exhibition schedules, and in-person and virtual field trip options at your convenience.

Launching Fall 2021

Designed to connect classroom content directly to current Discovery Center exhibition themes, our Virtual School Programs provide home-bound students and virtual classrooms the opportunity to learn STEM/STEAM concepts via pre-recorded or live Zoom presentations. 

All virtual programs come with the option of hands-on learning activities at a low additional cost. 

How to Schedule a Visit

Call or Email to Schedule

Complete the Field Trip Request Form, call 208.343.9895 ext. 224 or email education@dcidaho.org to schedule your visit.

Payment

We accept payment by debit or credit cards only at this time. Payment must be received at least 7 business days prior to your reservation.

Rescheduling & Refund Policy

Refunds cannot be processed less than two weeks in advance.

Questions?

For more information, contact our Education Coordinator at 208.343.9895 ext. 224 or education@dcidaho.org.

Educator Resources

Fall 2021 Field Trip Sponsors

Discounted admission to the Discovery Center of Idaho is made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation and Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.

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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MAKE A DONATION

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? 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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BECOME A MEMBER

JOIN TODAY

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:
    webmail@dcidaho.org

    Membership Information:
    membership@dcidaho.org

  • VISIT

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

  • HOURS

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

  • ADMISSION

  • 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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