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Discovery Center of Idaho

131 Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
208-343-9895
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Ranked #21 of 87 Attractions in Boise
Type: Science Museums, Children's Museums
Description: Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.
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McMinnville, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went here after we got bored at the art museum. Luckily we stumbled across this place just walking through the park. This is an awesome place for families or just adults staying young and curious. They had a Leonardo DaVinci exhibit there which showed a lot of his inventions and some of his art. We had a great time... More

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Meridian, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Love to take my grandkids to the center. Lots for them to see and do with ever changing themes and featured exhibits. Makes for a great afternoon on bonding.

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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

very interesting with changing themes throughout the year, kids really enjoy, don't forget the kids sized supermarket and veterinary clinic, so much fun.

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Rosamond, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went here back in June 2013. I can select June in the when did you visit park. Anyway this is a fun place for the kids to discover the wonders of Science. My kids liked the Tornado exhibit the best. They got to throw paper made items in the tornado vortex and watch it move up. There is a... More

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Saint Maries, Idaho
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Discovery Center is a great place to really get involved in learning. I went with a University group, but this would be great for families as well. Kids would get to be completely hands on and see the magic of science and technology!

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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I visited this centre after I had already visited the Exploratorium in SFO (which was delightful). And I found this centre a bit old but quite a match to some place like the Exploratorium, because of the vast range of display it has. It is quite expansive and can be quite a delight for a day visit within Boise. We... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wonderful place to stop in and expend some energy and learn about science. Lots of excellent hands on activities and exhibits. I highly recommend this place.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Make sure that you have plenty of time when you go here. We had wandered around checking everything out with my 18 month old son. It wasn't until the very end that we realized they had a little grocery shopping area. We were only able to spend about 10 minutes in this area before we had to leave.

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Mountain Home, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Discovery center makes science fun for children of all ages! Everything is hands on and visitors are encouraged to actively participated in the many different exhibits set up throughout the center.

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Nampa, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

It is very cool! But, my child couldn't figure out how to do some of the stuff. It was on a field trip. My child thought that it was fun.

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