Volunteering at the Discovery Center

Volunteers at the Discovery Center of Idaho Encourage: Diversity and inclusion, Represent: Discovery Center of Idaho and our mission both in and beyond our galleries and Grow: in their personal STEM knowledge and encourage growth of STEM understanding in the community.

Volunteering 101

Watch this short presentation to learn more about the 2021-2022 Volunteer Program!


Our volunteer opportunities are two hours long each and range from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The tasks will consist of standing for the two hours and providing guidance, knowledge, and support to the community as they enjoy the center. Volunteering provides the opportunity for an individual to rapidly increase their knowledge in a variety of topics while influencing the community around them.

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To be considered for volunteer opportunities, please fill out the 'Volunteer Application.' If you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please email dcivolunteer@dcidaho.org

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

Education & Community Engagement

Educational & Community Engagement programming opportunities include, but are not limited to: Gallery floor interaction, School-break Camps, Representing the Discovery Center at community events and more.


  • 15 years or older
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Pass background check

Event Support

Additional events with the Discovery Center include, but are not limited to: Adult nights, Member Mondays, Science with Style Gala, Private Events, and more.

Hours: Based on event


  • 18 years or older
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Pass background check

Shop Support

Currently full. Check back for openings.

Current Volunteers

Click the link below to log in to our volunteer database, where you can view your schedule or sign up for new shifts.

If you are currently volunteering with us and unable to make a shift on short notice, please call 208.343.9895 ext 241 or email dcivolunteer@dcidaho.org. Thank you!



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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