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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.

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Boise Discovery center

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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!

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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!

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Danville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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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 

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