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Discovery Center of Idaho

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Address: 131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702-7652
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+1 208-343-9895
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Hands-on math/science/technology exhibits for all ages.

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Experience in Science

I think the Discovery Center is a great place to take children to see some of the wonders of science. On my last visit I had a good time experiencing things with my grandson... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
drtom100
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Idaho
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Idaho
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the Discovery Center is a great place to take children to see some of the wonders of science. On my last visit I had a good time experiencing things with my grandson. It's a fun thing to do to get out of the house with a kid. It isn't a place my wife and I would go for... More 

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Northern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new T Rex display along with the informative writings are great for adults and older kids. The center has a lot of fun, exciting and creative displays to entice any child. A curious kid would be kept busy all day and not get bored. I very nice place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The t-Rex Sue is at DCI until May. It's an amazing exhibit and well worth the price of admission. There is a ton of things for the little ones to do.

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Thank Christopher L
Boise, Idaho
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I've been here several times with my family and my kids' field trips. There is so much to learn and the kids love it! Science is awesome and this place makes it fun to learn! I definitely recommend it!

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Thank ndvillanueva
Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We took our four year old to the Electricity exhibit. Although she was a bit young for a lot of the displays, we still had a blast! We loved that the staff mingled and helped explain what we were looking at. We can't wait for the next exhibit!

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Thank Laur829
Danville, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

My 7yo son absolutely LOVED spending the day at the Discovery Center, so much so that he wanted to go back the next day. Perfect for the family that just loves to learn & explore.

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Thank Victoria F
Boise, Idaho, United States
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Discovery Center of Idaho is fun for the entire family. Kids will love all of the hands-on things to do.

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Thank Kitty F
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place has an exhibit going on about electrical currents. My kids were very excited to go. When we got there, several of the displays did not work or were partially malfunctioned and several of this displays had nothing to do with electrical currents. They were random, uninteresting displays that seemed to be there just to take up space. Very... More 

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Thank Angela G
Sarasota, Florida
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571 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We take our grandchildren there often. It is a terrific learning experience and lots of fun. What constitutes science is actually hands on fun exhibits. They work with all types of mechanical devices and materials. The newly refurbished facility regularly changes their exhibits so the kids are never bored after repeat visits. Science meets fun.

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Thank JordanS8
Orlando
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A few of the exhibits were broken during our visit, but my children found plenty to entertain themselves for the afternoon. Bubbles, air brake chair, and shadow wall were favorites.

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