Visitor Information

Update: Masks Now Required

Thank you for supporting lifelong learning and education in STEM! The Discovery Center is NOW OPEN with Exquisite Creatures.

To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in areas with substantial/high transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that every person—vaccinated and unvaccinated—wear a mask when inside public spaces. For that reason, all visitors age 2 and above are required to wear masks while inside our building, and our staff members and volunteers will be wearing masks, too. Masks are available on-site if you should need one. If you are not able to wear a mask, we invite you to explore our virtual offerings at DCI@Home, until the time comes when mask-wearing is no longer required.

Other Updates:

  • Advanced tickets are REQUIRED to guarantee entry.
  • Card ONLY. No cash is accepted at this time

Questions? Call our Front Desk at 208.343.9895 or email for more information. We hope to see you soon!

Monday - Saturday

10am - 4:30pm


12pm - 4:30pm

Discovery Center of Idaho hours are subject to change at any time. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Admission Prices

Exquisite Creatures, Matter Splatter & TINKER THE T-REX

NOW OPEN! Experience the ancient connection between art, nature and science at Christopher Marley's awe-inspiring exhibit.

Adult (18+)  $18.00
Youth (2-17) $12.00
Senior (65+) $17.00

Children under 2 visit for free.

Reserve up to 7 days in advance.

To maintain limited capacity, timed ticketing has been implemented. Walk-in availability cannot be guaranteed.

Group (10+) discount available with minimum 2 week notice. Call 208.343.9895 ext 239 for more information.

Member Prices

Exquisite Creatures, Matter Splatter & TINKER THE T-REX

Discovery Center of Idaho members visit the entire Center for free and first chance at reservations with every new exhibition!

Explore the integration of art, science and math through Christopher Marley’s three-dimensional art with animal, mineral and plant specimens in Exquisite Creatures. NOW OPEN!

Reserve up to 7 days in advance.


The Discovery Center of Idaho is committed to making fun, engaging STEM education available for all.

Learn more about our Accessibility Programs >

Professional aides accompanying a visitor with a disability receive free admission. One aide per visitor.

Getting Here

The Discovery Center of Idaho is located at 131 W Myrtle St. in Boise, ID.

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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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