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
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!
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.
My daughter loves this place. The older displays have lost their appeal for me after a few visits but she still enjoys them each time. The play area for the youngins is a nice place to spend the afternoon when it's too cold for the park.
We used to enjoy this place but had an awful experience today! Others have mentioned they took out the play market. That used to be my kids favorite spot. We had to pay $40 for my two kids and me... is this a theme park? The place was so busy today they had to wait in line 10 minutes to try one experiment. We walked through the place once and my kids asked to leave after 20 minutes. On another note a few things of hand sanitizer might not hurt!
Great spot to spend 90 minutes with the kids. Perfect for ages 3-10. Go early close to opening time and you'll get to hit all of the exhibits without any wait time at all.