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Address: 131 Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-343-9895
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.

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Several hours of entertainment and learning- a GREAT place for kids!

The kids LOVE this place! Tons of hands-on activities for them to touch and do. They have new exhibits that come in every few months, plus all of the regular exhibits. Many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The kids LOVE this place! Tons of hands-on activities for them to touch and do. They have new exhibits that come in every few months, plus all of the regular exhibits. Many times they have live demos where a staff member will demonstrate and explain some scientific principles. These are awesome! We can easily spend several hours here in a... More 

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Xenia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a great place to take kids! There's lots to see and lots of fun things for the little ones to try!

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Illinois
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We first visited DCI shortly after moving to town. For the price of two visits for my family, we could afford a yearly pass, so we did. The pass gets us a discount in the store and reduced prices to certain exhibits that are more costly. We visit about every month, and it's been a great indoor place to be... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There are a lot of hands-on experiments for the youngsters. They see, hear, and touch science here. It's fun to watch the expressions on children's faces as they participate in an experiment or demonstration.

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Buhl, Idaho
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fun place to take the family. Went when I was in grade school. I would love to go again. It has a bunch of hands on activities.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lots and lots of interesting exhibits that can entertain both kids and adults. The fizzology (bubble) temp exhibit, though small, was amazing and well run. Great way to beat the summer heat.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I liked that this is a hands on place. My kid loved doing the experiments. It is not a large place, but there was enough to do.

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Athol, Idaho
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What a great place for families with kids who are inquisitive! My 9-year old granddaughter absolutely loved it and especially liked the make-a-movie display.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I live in Boise and have been in and out of the Discovery Center for perhaps 10 or more years. The center has many interactive science displays that engage people of all ages. It is easily Idaho's best science museum.

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66 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Discovery Center is a fairly good venue for short field trips or a couple of hours of summer entertainment for kids. It is a pretty large space with a variety of different hands-on displays that change every few months or so. The Center is meant to provide opportunities for exploring science, art, and other educational matters. It is possible... More 

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