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Discovery Center of Idaho

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Address: 131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
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+1 208-343-9895
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.

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Take the kids and go!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jana W
Corona, California
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Corona, California
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 area for very young children. A yearly family pass pays for itself in only 2-3... More 

Thank DaisyBlue443
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went during the time that Sue the TRex was on display. Also managed to be there at the time of a school field trip so there were tons of middle school kids. For as much as it cost ($68 for a family of 5) it may be beneficial to call ahead and confirm that there are no groups scheduled... More 

Thank BagPartyLady
Salem, Oregon
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349 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four adults visited the Discovery Center on a Sunday to see the special display of the t. rex dinosaur "Sue". The special display was very well done with interactive opportunities as well as videos and informational displays. We also visited all the other rooms and tried many of the interactive displays on science and math. The building has limited parking... More 

Thank SueinSalem
Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love this place. Hands on activities to make you and miss think about the world we live in. Changing exhibits keeps it renewed. Safe environment. Close to Julia Davis Park and Greenbelt.

Thank Mary B
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We took our 4 year old grandson to see "Sue", the T Rex on display. Was surprised that it was an actual skeleton of a T Rex on loan from the Field Museum of Chicago ( impressive). He also enjoyed a number of hands on activities. He lives in Seattle and we go to the Discovery Center whenever he visits... More 

Thank dickw4860
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84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I think the Discovery Center is a great place to take children to see some of the wonders of science. On my last visit I had a good time experiencing things with my grandson. It's a fun thing to do to get out of the house with a kid. It isn't a place my wife and I would go for... More 

Thank drtom100
Northern California
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422 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The new T Rex display along with the informative writings are great for adults and older kids. The center has a lot of fun, exciting and creative displays to entice any child. A curious kid would be kept busy all day and not get bored. I very nice place.

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55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The t-Rex Sue is at DCI until May. It's an amazing exhibit and well worth the price of admission. There is a ton of things for the little ones to do.

Thank Christopher L

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