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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

Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.

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Great fun for the Kids

A lot of fun and very educational for the kids. Mom and Dad will enjoy too! Hands on exhibits, nice gift shop and changing special exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of fun and very educational for the kids. Mom and Dad will enjoy too! Hands on exhibits, nice gift shop and changing special exhibits.

Thank Maryjswope
Mountain Home, Idaho
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Did this as a student education, an adult students. They had as much fun as other visitors which were children of all ages! What fun was had by all.

Thank Allice A
Houston, Texas, Usa
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to take the boys and girls regardless of age. need to spend a couple of hours to really see all

Thank Stan H
Bangkok, Thailand
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63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The discovery center is a must do with the kids every time we come home to Boise for a visit - educational and fund, it doesn't get much better than that.

Thank Boise_Jax
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

They have interactive attractions and cool science exhibits. Also constantly changing and updating their exhibits so theres always something new to see!

Thank Donna C
Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I came here with my mom (I am 24 years old) and we had so much dang fun, we couldn't stand it. We always come back here when we have some free time and are in the mood for something fun and a little mind-bending. They've got the massive bubble-maker and tons of other cool science-y stuff. Kids would definitely... More 

Thank ReinaNoir
Sarasota, Florida
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181 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

When visiting Boise to see the grandchildren we like to take them to the discovery center. The 4 year old has been there so often that Che could be a docent. The two year old loves it too. Recently closed for renovation it should come back bigger and better. Loaded with hands on exhibits, simple machines it provides a learning... More 

Thank JordanS8
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

My favorite thing about the discovery center is that you can always find something new to learn. I think it's ideal for readers on up to adults. It's a misconception that this is a kids place. It can be fun for kids and adults alike! It's a great rainy day activity if you're out of good books to read or... More 

Thank MamaT R
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77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This facility is not high on the list. It is a non-profit I encourage people to donate to it and make it better. The do have some interesting exhibits but I think could use some large donations to take it up a few notches.

Thank sunvalley2015
Wausau, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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