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Discovery Center of Idaho

131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
+1 208-343-9895
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Boring, broken, waste of time and money

My wife and I went there with my 4 year old grandson hoping to educate and occupy his interest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
Had a BLAST!!!!

My kids go crazy when we go to this place. You can spend an entire day there learning things, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
+1 208-343-9895
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went there with my 4 year old grandson hoping to educate and occupy his interest. This did not happen. There was not a lot going on. The things that were there were mostly broken. My grandson was bored and so was...More

Thank 888Frank2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids go crazy when we go to this place. You can spend an entire day there learning things, and all of it is tactile. From the "be a TV weather broadcaster" green screen to bubble walls to sound cones, flashing on-the-wall photographs to pulleys...More

Thank WhereDoIGoNow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit, learn something and enjoy what the Discovery place has to offer. Make sure it's on your top 10 places to visit while you're here!

Thank Nishele B
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank DaisyBlue443
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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)...More

Thank BagPartyLady
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank SueinSalem
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
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...More

Thank dickw4860
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Our kids are 1 1/2, 3 1/2 and 5 1/2. Is the Discovery Center too advanced for them or are there plenty of things for younger children to do as well? I don't want to spend $40 for admission if there aren't a lot of things for them to do/see.
18 March 2016|
Response from Stan H | Reviewed this property |
We went with our 2 1/2 year old grandson and had a great time. There are several stations set up suited for different age groups.
What is the admission price
13 November 2015|
Response from Morris-Madison | Reviewed this property |
Admission is from $7-$8-$10 (child-senior-adult). Members are free.
How much is it to get in
17 February 2015|
Response from Morris-Madison | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your question months ago. I hope you managed to get this answer by now and that you checked it out. [Admission is from $7-$8-$10 (child-senior-adult). Members are free.] It's a fun place for children of at... More