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Discovery Center of Idaho

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Educational and entertaining

On the day of our departure, we had a few hours to fill. My son picked this Discovery Center for us... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Newport Beach, California
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Awesome science experiments

Our family had so much fun here. We never knew that it existed when we lived in Idaho and swung by... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
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Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.
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131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
+1 208-343-9895
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The center touts its hands on approach to exhibits, and it is true to its word; Every exhibit, all one-plus room(s) is a hands on demonstration of some physical phenomenon. At least I think that is the case, because in at least half the instances...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SeniorTravelerTF
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

A 2 year old is $10? Why? My daughter couldn’t even really focus on things. I could see a 4 year old maybe getting it and charging for that age. Most the exhibits are worn and beat up. Plus a lot was broken. The main...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank hammy1512018
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

On the day of our departure, we had a few hours to fill. My son picked this Discovery Center for us all to visit. My two grandchildren, age 6 and 4, enjoyed this place. A lot of activities are hands-on, with scientific reasoning behind the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank worldwonder805
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Our family had so much fun here. We never knew that it existed when we lived in Idaho and swung by on our way back from Canada and the northwest US. There are so many interactive exhibits. My family loved the virtual reality sand where...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 402randyt
Reviewed July 13, 2018

All my grandkids had a blast (11, 8, and 5). Lots to do and see! There is a military (active and retired) discount. Kids of all ages will enjoy it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Grooveygrandma
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Hands on, something for everyone from toddlers to adults. Many special shows/exhibits throughout the year. Check their website for upcoming events. Consider purchasing the family year pass. Has been a personal family favorite for many years.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HikerStan
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Reasonably priced and very hands on for kids. We spent around an hour here which was plenty of time. Little kids may not get as much out of it because they can’t read the info by each exhibit and there’s so much there they don’t...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 30shelbys
Reviewed June 15, 2018

We went the first day and the children totally enjoyed the entire experience. The next day was slow for us and the kids begged to go back, so we did. It was equally fun.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Frank-Linda M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

this is a great place for the kids to lean about all kinds of things and the kids can play with just about everything, you can spend hours here and have a great time

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Young? Old? It doesn't matter because with all of the hands-on displays, EVERYone has a blast at the Discovery Center of Idaho.

Date of experience: April 2018
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December 3, 2017|
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Response from W6708JVlarrys | Reviewed this property |
I think all ages like it. We had a 6 yo and 2 60 yo's. We all enjoyed it. The topic changes frequently, it was Leonardo Da Vinci 's machines and drawings when we attended
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Response from WhereDoIGoNow | Reviewed this property |
$9, $8 military, Kids 2 or under free; there are also a host of coupons and discounts. Call ahead- there's a school/teacher discount, a homeschool discount, and a group discount if you bring in a group.