Discovery Center Of Idaho
Our mission is to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering and math.
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.
We hold the following values in the highest esteem and strive to incorporate them into all we do:
- Community Minded
Fun for the whole family, if you live in Boise and you have kids it's mandatory to take them down there at least few times. I went as a child and now I take my children. They have several interactive play stations with interesting things for the kids to do. Plus they constantly change their displays through out the year. The only down side is it's not very large, and it's a little expensive. But it's definitely worth trying out if you haven't gone.
Great time for kids or the kids at heart. The main exhibit change every few months so the best thing to do is get a annual membership. Best Deal for your money especially if you are a family. Bring the kids for the learning experience which is amplified by some great, enthusiastic employees. Personal favorite is the Spirograph thingy. Get the guy with the fantastic mustache to explain it to you!
It has improved over the last four years or so. Quick and easy check in. We love the interactive displays. No more pretend market. But I think that's a good change.
We get a season pass every year. Their displays are well thought out and always changing. It is very educational fun for adults and kid's.
Grandma got us and the kids a year membership. I remember going here as a kid and yeah the experiments are a lot smaller but I love watching the kids learn. being a member we get to always come back when they get a new exhibit. Always so much fun and it was one of the best gifts we could have gotten.