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Discovery Center of Idaho

131 Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
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Ranked #21 of 85 attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums, Children's Museums
Description: Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kuna, Idaho, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a great place to take the kids! Lots of Hands on activities! The staff is great too!!! I like the fact that the theme changes every so often so there is always something new to do or see.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Thought there was a good range of demonstrations and they seem to have quite a few different programs for a range of ages. I liked the adult night option!

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Meridian, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Only the four of us that went to Discovery Center got this illness, and it came upon us 4 days after visiting, which was the incubation period for what we had. There just isn't a way to keep all that stuff clean from all those children touching and such. Plush, 90% of the exhibit was over the heads for my... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was alright but mostly for kids. Took a couple of friends and although it is very interesting it is not really for adults. It is much smaller then the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Wish it had IMAX movies and more for adults at the Discovery Center.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I took a 2 year-old grandson for the morning and the time flew by. Several rooms had hands-on stations that fascinated him with trucks and cars, and a wind tunnel. Then we got to the pre-school room with great blocks, books, and a lego board. Finally, we came upon a miniature grocery store with carts and a realistic array of... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Best childrens activity museum that we have attended. six large rooms filled with different science and discovery stations. Staff was attentive and helpful and costy was very reasonable.

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