Founded in 1988 by the members of Junior League of Boise
Discovery Center of Idaho is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization
Offering a unique, interactive educational experience, sparking interest in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts.
Museums for All
The Discovery Center of Idaho is proud to be a Museums for All participant, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.
Established in 2019.
Offers subsidized admission rates, at $3 per person, for individuals in possession of a SNAP EBT card.
The program has a goal of making STEM education and experiences accessible for all families.
IMPRESSIONISTS IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION – NOW OPEN
Impressionists Immersive exhibition features more than 1,000 masterpieces from important Impressionist artists like Van Gogh, Monet and Renoir, among other esteemed artists, visitors will completely immerse themselves in a realm where famous artwork is brought to life by floor-to-ceiling projections, synchronized with captivating music and informative audio.
Impressionists Immersive opened October 2nd, 2023 and will run through Spring of 2024.
MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE EXHIBITION – OPENING APRIL 27TH, 2024
Featuring one of the largest collections of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, Mummies of the World: The Exhibition presents a one-of-a-kind collection of naturally and intentionally preserved human and animal mummies. This compelling exhibition, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies from South America, Europe and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 4,500 years
Mummies of the World: The Exhibition opens on April 27th, 2024 at the Discovery Center of Idaho and will run until Fall 2024.
TINKER THE T-REX
Sponsored by Chevron
1,000 square-foot exhibition featuring a casting of the most complete juvenile T. rex, four hands-on exhibits and a collection of genuine fossils.
The hands-on exhibits were built by the Discovery Center of Idaho Exhibits team in our Micron Innovation Lab within the Center.