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Discovery Center of Idaho

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Address: 131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
Phone Number: +1 208-343-9895
10:00 - 19:00
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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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Great family outing if you love science!

I've been here several times with my family and my kids' field trips. There is so much to learn and the kids love it! Science is awesome and this place makes it fun to learn! I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here several times with my family and my kids' field trips. There is so much to learn and the kids love it! Science is awesome and this place makes it fun to learn! I definitely recommend it!

Thank ndvillanueva
Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We took our four year old to the Electricity exhibit. Although she was a bit young for a lot of the displays, we still had a blast! We loved that the staff mingled and helped explain what we were looking at. We can't wait for the next exhibit!

Thank Laur829
Danville, Virginia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My 7yo son absolutely LOVED spending the day at the Discovery Center, so much so that he wanted to go back the next day. Perfect for the family that just loves to learn & explore.

Thank Victoria F
Boise, Idaho, United States
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Discovery Center of Idaho is fun for the entire family. Kids will love all of the hands-on things to do.

Thank Kitty F
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This place has an exhibit going on about electrical currents. My kids were very excited to go. When we got there, several of the displays did not work or were partially malfunctioned and several of this displays had nothing to do with electrical currents. They were random, uninteresting displays that seemed to be there just to take up space. Very... More 

Thank Angela G
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We take our grandchildren there often. It is a terrific learning experience and lots of fun. What constitutes science is actually hands on fun exhibits. They work with all types of mechanical devices and materials. The newly refurbished facility regularly changes their exhibits so the kids are never bored after repeat visits. Science meets fun.

Thank JordanS8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A few of the exhibits were broken during our visit, but my children found plenty to entertain themselves for the afternoon. Bubbles, air brake chair, and shadow wall were favorites.

Thank LuvToJet
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a hands-on science center for the young and old. There are plenty of science gadgets to keep the kids thrilled, and remind parents of the things they learned centuries ago. Ample parking. This science center abuts the Julia Davis Park and is about a block from the Boise City Zoo. The staff is helpful and friendly and constantly... More 

Thank mdcastle
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Our family had a great time. Really fun science presentation for children of all ages. Our Son's friends all thought it was a great visit.

Thank Hank J
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Lots of fun things to play with and learn about, gears pulley's cardboard boxes sand tin foil boats cardboard race cars electricity, magnets, Foucault's pendulum, Jacob's ladder, pedal powered lights, gyroscope and gyroscopic precession this list goes on and on.

Thank JoeRboise

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