Support Lifelong Learning & Education in STEM

Your gift impacts every aspect of the Discovery Center. It boosts access for Idaho students to experience quality, hands-on STEM educational opportunities. It guarantees fresh and engaging exhibitions. It delivers memorable and positive hands-on learning, which helps inspire future career paths in STEM fields for Idaho’s next generation. Your financial support makes a galactic difference. Thank you for your consideration!

Support STEM Programming

Support STEM programming and hands-on exhibits for students in underserved Idaho schools, empowering students to explore hands-on exhibits and world-class traveling exhibitions at substantially reduced rates.

A contribution of $1,000 will help fund over 160 students. $2,500 will help fund over 400 students. $10,000 will help fund over 1,600 students.

Why Discovery Center?

Discovery Center of Idaho is Idaho’s only hands-on science center. We provide fun, interactive STEM learning by bringing the community hands-on exhibits, world-class traveling exhibitions, non-traditional educational programming for all ages, and a safe space for all to explore. Located in the heart of Boise’s downtown, we’ve been inspiring lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math since 1988.

The Discovery Center of Idaho is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation existing without state or federal funding, dependent on Tax deductible contributions from community-minded citizens, corporations, and foundations.

Individual Giving

Become a Member

Discovery Center members play a crucial role in fulfilling our mission of inspiring lifelong learning and education in STEM for our community.

Because the Discovery Center is a self-sustaining non-profit, earning revenue through memberships means we can continue to provide educational opportunities during uncertain times.

Make a Gift of Stock

Support STEM programming and exhibits by donating your appreciated stock to the Discovery Center. Your gift will help spark an interest in STEM for visitors of all ages.

AmazonSmile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases through AmazonSmile to the charitable organization of your choice. Be sure to use smile.amazon.com when you shop at Amazon, and start supporting the Discovery Center every time you shop at no cost to you!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Did you know that you could be supporting the Discovery Center of Idaho each time you shop at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card? Take a moment to link your Rewards Card to the Discovery Center as the charity of your choice, and remember to use your Rewards Cards every time you shop. It's that easy!

Make a Legacy Gift

Help ensure the Discovery Center of Idaho can continue to inspire STEM for future generations to come by making a legacy gift through your will or bequest. Contact us at l.bassett@dcidaho.org for more information.

Make an In-Kind Contribution

Donate event space, food, beverages, printing, advertising, silent or live auction items, office supplies, and other budget-relieving goods and services to the Discovery Center. Contact us at l.bassett@dcidaho.org.

Partners in Discovery

Spread your donation across the year! Set up a recurring monthly donation online. When you join Partners in Discovery, you provide strong and steady timely funding. Together, we can achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM.

Your monthly support ensures that curiosity never closes and:

Levels of Investment

Partner Perks

  • Special quarterly updates from the Director
  • VIP invites to special events, exhibition openings, and more
  • Opportunities for “behind the scenes” tours of the Discovery Center
  • Invitations to an annual Partners in Discovery thank you event at the Center
  • Recognition on the donor wall in our lobby and in our annual report

Corporate Partnership

Corporate support of the Discovery Center of Idaho is an investment in our region’s economic vitality, cultural ecosystem, and community vibrancy. Whether it’s sponsoring an event, exhibition or program, volunteering or providing in-kind goods or expertise, there are many benefits to corporate support, and involvement shows an investment in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and beyond.

Our corporate partners are committed to leadership, learning, and community involvement. Corporate partners provide critical operating support for the Discovery Center’s operations, including exhibits, collections, public and educational programming, cultural events, and community access initiatives. Supporting the Discovery Center through the corporate partnership program demonstrates your company’s commitment to Idaho’s next generation of innovators. By igniting curiosity and fueling a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking, together we can empower the next generation of great thinkers!

To learn more, or to discuss more ways to partner, contact Development Director Lydia Bassett at l.bassett@dcidaho.org or call her at 208.343.9895 ext. 242

Special Thanks To:

Additional Donors:

Contact Us

There is always something new happening: new programs to fund, new exhibitions to highlight, new young minds to nurture, and that means new opportunities for sponsorship! If your organization is interested in working with us to promote STEM education in our community, please contact us at l.bassett@dcidaho.org or call 208.343.9895 ext. 242.

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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