Boise - Discovery Center Of Idaho

131 West Myrtle Street
208-343-9895

About Us:
Mission:
Our mission is to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering and math.

Vision:
We celebrate scientific literacy, and seek to educate and facilitate an interest in the physical world by encouraging our visitors to explore our exhibits and the world around them, imagine the possibilities that knowledge can inspire, and discover the scientist within. We offer interactive, hands-on exhibits and educational programs that make STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning exciting and tangible for people of all ages and from all walks of life. In cooperation with local education, industry and research organizations, DCI works to foster an educated workforce and an informed electorate in the stewardship of our planet.

Values:
We hold the following values in the highest esteem and strive to incorporate them into all we do:
- Trust
- Professionalism
- Accountability
- Integrity
- Empowerment
- Responsibility
- Community Minded
- Fun



Reviews

Bleach Remixed

Rating:
Thursday, March 29, 2018
My self and my four kids love this place. Between the rotating exhibits and the super helpful and friendly staff we have such a great time! Every Time! My kids are three, three, eighteen mo and eighteen mo and they love it still! Some concepts are over their heads but the active hands on activities keep them coming back for more. Dont be afraid of "age" this place has something for ALL ages!

David Boyd

Rating:
Monday, March 5, 2018
A very nice but small center for kids 5 to 10. Lots of great hands on activities. You can take your time and do everything in a couple hours. They regularly swap out exhibits. We go once every few months. Membership pays for itself and is decently priced. If you time it right they have fun hands on STEM shows.

Jacklyn Donahue

Rating:
Friday, April 13, 2018
The membership is the best way to get a bargain to visit the discovery center. The exhibits change often enough that it is a fun place to go to multiple times a year. The area for kids 4 and under is really great to keep small kids entertained and has lots of educational toys.

Sara Terrell

Rating:
Thursday, April 5, 2018
There is a lot of fun to be had at the Discovery Center. It may not be worth it for a single visit (monetarily) unless there is a cool exhibit available. Family year passes in the 100 dollar range make it worthwhile, especially if you travel as they take part in a reciprocity program. It is frustrating the length of time the entire place closes down (weeks) when swapping exhibits.

Rebeca Madison

Rating:
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
We just went for our first time with our son who is 2yrs old. We ended up purchasing a year pass for $65. It made sense. It was gonna be $35 for a single entry. They change the exhibits regularly so we figured it would be nice to have the yearly pass. My son loves everything about the place. My husband & I got a sitter & went just the two of us on a date. It’s very hands on & super fun for older kids & adults. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 star is just because I feel it’s expensive for the one time admission. Specially for families who have multiple children. There is a toddler area which my son loved!