DISCOVERY CENTER OF IDAHO
What We Do
Discovery Center of Idaho is Idaho’s only hands-on science center. We provide fun, interactive STEM learning by bringing the community over 150 hands on exhibits, 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 501c3 corporation existing without state or federal funding, dependent on Tax deductible contributions from community minded citizens, corporations, and foundations. Give today!
We are also excited to provide astronomy activity kits for check-out! These kits come from our partnership with the NISE Network and are the perfect way to provide hands-on connections to important STEM concepts at your event. Each kit is fully stocked with the supplies you need, including facilitator instructions, so you can run the activity on your own. For more details and to request a kit, please use the form HERE.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We believe learning is fun and expands minds and lives. Because of the opportunities we provide, our community is more scientifically literate, curious, and empowered to explore.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
EVENTS AT THE CENTER
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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.
BECOME A MEMBER
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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PROGRAMS & EVENTS
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Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
*Spring means busy field trip season at the Center! We know a Center full of students isn’t always the best experience for some of our youngest visitors or those sensitive to large crowds and sounds. Feel free to call ahead if you’d like to check our field trip schedule prior to planning your visit. We can help you find a quieter time to enjoy the Center!
Call (208)343-9895 or Email [email protected]
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Posted by Discovery Center of Idaho on Thursday, November 21, 2019
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