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Address: 131 Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-343-9895
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12:00 pm - 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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Fascinating!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Margi D
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Athol, Idaho
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Athol, Idaho
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Today, instructor Daniel introduced magnets to pre-schoolers and helped start them on the path towards understanding what magnets do and how they work. This is just one of many science "short-subjects" scheduled here. So, you could, for example, make Wednesday mornings a child's "science day." Parental supervision is necessary. Other rooms contained various working displays highlighting sound, light, motion, static... More 

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Montauk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have been coming to the Discovery Center since I was a kid. I love all the hands on learning. I think they have adult nights with beer and wine now too. Definitely something I want to check out.

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Battle Mountain, Nevada, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a amazing hands on learning experience for kids. I recommend it for any kid who needs get out and learn. Much funner than looking and not touching

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Discovery Center of Idaho

Address: Address: 131 Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-343-9895
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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