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Address: 131 Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-343-9895
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great place to take the grandkids

I take my grandkids here about once a year as exhibits are always changing. There is so much to see and experience hands-on for all ages from toddlers to adults. I got a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mary-Ann C
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I take my grandkids here about once a year as exhibits are always changing. There is so much to see and experience hands-on for all ages from toddlers to adults. I got a great deal on a grandparents annual pass that is certainly worth the money. It is easy to spend 2-3 hours checking out the new exhibits but the... More 

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Nephi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The grandkids loved this and there were lots of activities even the adults could get involved in. Our granddaughter loves to come here and never tires of the things she learns and discovers. Okay there were ages 4-72 and even the adults had agreat time. It is something we will likely do again when we visit Boise.

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Ogden, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very hands on activities. I think cost wise it's more then its worth. I wouldn't go again. My husband who is science minded enjoyed it.

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
15 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I recently went to the Discovery Center to see the travelling Leonardo da Vinci exhibit. I was amazed at the many working models based on da Vinci's notes. I learned a lot about his inventive mind as well as his art. The Discovery Center has hands on exhibits that excite young people about science. It is well worth the time... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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