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Discovery Center of Idaho

131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
+1 208-343-9895
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Small, but fun science center

Three distinct rooms offer kids a variety of science experiences. In the third room there is an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rowerbabe
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Seattle, Washington
Great for the whole family

We were visiting as a family from out of town. We have had good experiences with science centers... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Dawn L
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Sammamish, Washington
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Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (15 reviews)
“green screen” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
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"all ages"
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"t rex"
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"science experiments"
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"changing exhibits"
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"da vinci exhibit"
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"learn something"
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"great place to take kids"
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"year olds"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three distinct rooms offer kids a variety of science experiences. In the third room there is an area for children under four. My only complaint is the area is not monitored at all, and several older children were running in this area, making it more...More

Thank Rowerbabe
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were visiting as a family from out of town. We have had good experiences with science centers and the Discovery Center exceeded our expectations. There were a lot of interactive educational activities that the whole family enjoyed. My son 7 y.o. and daughter 16...More

Thank Dawn L
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Took my 5 year old grandson along with his parents and we had fun all afternoon. His parents also enjoyed interacting with many of the exhibits and so many things to stimulate the imagination. We enjoyed racing the "weighted wheels" down the ramp to see...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

They've done a lot of work to this place over the last couple years and it's new, fresh, and changes regularly. There are programs for kids and adults that make learning fun.

Thank Hannah S
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I brought my little guy when we had a moment of boredom and he had so much fun in the kid zone!! I was so glad they had something for him, he was 3-4 at the time. Some of their stuff is old, but kids...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Cost of going was way too high for the experience. It cost us over $80 for 3 adults and 2 children. Not sure if this is the normal price or was special due to weekend or due to the shark exhibit.

1  Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

It's a cute science museum with hands-on activities and a current shark exhibit. However, definitely not worth the $60 (2 adults and 2 children) to get in!! How upsetting! Maybe if you're a member, it's more convenient? Worth asking.

Thank MomfromAZ
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

My 7 and 4 year olds love the rotating features, the hands-on learning, and the classes offered. The staff here is super kid-friendly and helpful.

Thank BoiseCarrie
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love some exhibits, but not all are great. Some are wonderful and hands on while others like de vinci and sharks are more museum style so not as fun for kids. Overall love it and they change exhibits to keep it new and...More

Thank Sara F
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We saw a Da Vinci exhibit here and the kids spent hours looking at the models. The down side? Ever try to build a catapult in your back yard?

Thank W6708JVlarrys
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Walter11111
3 December 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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fancarl30
26 May 2017|
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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.
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