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Discovery Center of Idaho

131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
+1 208-343-9895
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A favorite for my kids

My 7 and 4 year olds love the rotating features, the hands-on learning, and the classes offered... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boise, Idaho
Constantly changing

We absolutely love some exhibits, but not all are great. Some are wonderful and hands on while... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Sara F
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Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
+1 208-343-9895
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My 7 and 4 year olds love the rotating features, the hands-on learning, and the classes offered. The staff here is super kid-friendly and helpful.

Thank BoiseCarrie
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love some exhibits, but not all are great. Some are wonderful and hands on while others like de vinci and sharks are more museum style so not as fun for kids. Overall love it and they change exhibits to keep it new and...More

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We saw a Da Vinci exhibit here and the kids spent hours looking at the models. The down side? Ever try to build a catapult in your back yard?

Thank W6708JVlarrys
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

My girls loved this place!! We were there for 5 hours and they could have stayed longer. Very popular with schools and groups because there were kids everywhere! Every room with full of educational and fun activities! Would def go again!

Thank Lilrichmomma
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My wife and I went there with my 4 year old grandson hoping to educate and occupy his interest. This did not happen. There was not a lot going on. The things that were there were mostly broken. My grandson was bored and so was...More

Thank 888Frank2015
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My kids go crazy when we go to this place. You can spend an entire day there learning things, and all of it is tactile. From the "be a TV weather broadcaster" green screen to bubble walls to sound cones, flashing on-the-wall photographs to pulleys...More

1  Thank WhereDoIGoNow
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great place to visit, learn something and enjoy what the Discovery place has to offer. Make sure it's on your top 10 places to visit while you're here!

Thank Nishele B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a great place to take kids of all ages! Everything is hands on and tells the science behind it. Ever laid on a bed of nails? You can do it here! Took my grandkids here and I had just as much fun!

Thank Jana W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Don't miss the occasional "adult nights." Science, craft beer, wine as ongoing fundraisers. Museum has incredible collection of hands-on science displays developed and collected over the years. Great spot for families and kids - just as much fun on "adult nights!"

Thank MaryOBerkshire
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Wonderful place for kids to do hands-on science experiments and learn about the how and why. Some exhibits are permanent but others, like Sue the Tyrannosaurus, are on display for a limited time and change to keep it different. They even have a special activity...More

Thank DaisyBlue443
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27 May 2017|
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Response from WhereDoIGoNow | Reviewed this property |
$9, $8 military, Kids 2 or under free; there are also a host of coupons and discounts. Call ahead- there's a school/teacher discount, a homeschool discount, and a group discount if you bring in a group.
18 March 2016|
Response from Stan H | Reviewed this property |
We went with our 2 1/2 year old grandson and had a great time. There are several stations set up suited for different age groups.
14 November 2015|
Response from Morris-Madison | Reviewed this property |
Admission is from $7-$8-$10 (child-senior-adult). Members are free.