Inspiring Lifelong Learning in STEM

Take a deep dive into why we do this work and where we started.

The Discovery Center of Idaho

As Idaho’s only hands-on science center, the Discovery Center takes great pride and responsibility in paving the way for interactive science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and arts learning and education.

The Discovery Center of Idaho exists in large part thanks to the dedication, determination and foresight of the Junior League of Boise, whose members recognized the need for hands-on science education in Idaho. In the fall of 1988, the Discovery Center of Idaho had its grand opening, with more than 27,000 people visiting in just 3 months – further confirming the community’s desire for a science/industry center.

Today, the Discovery Center welcomes world-class traveling exhibitions along with one-of-a-kind exhibitions built by our very own Exhibits Team in the Micron Innovation Lab. Through generous community support, we provide learning experiences inside and outside the classroom, removing barriers to the opportunities that encourage a passion for science.

Our Mission

We inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts because we believe learning is fun and expands minds and lives.

Because of the opportunities we provide, our community is more scientifically literate, curious and empowered to explore. We prioritize inclusion, diversity, equity and access to strengthen our organization and to help us better understand, connect with and serve our community.

Working at the Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is successful in our mission because of our hardworking, passionate team of dreamers. Working at the Discovery Center means you get to be a part of creative, challenging and rewarding projects.

If you want to join a close-knit team of dynamic, talented and innovative people, the Discovery Center of Idaho is the place for you.