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Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise

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  • Very small venue with very limited activity for adults. Great for small children and families though not for adults. Sue was cool and very informative! 
    Very small venue with very limited activity for adults. Great for small children and families though not for adults. Sue was cool and very informative!  more »
  • Nice hands on displays in 3 different rooms. Kept the kids busy for hours. In walking distance from downtown hotels and worth it. 
    Nice hands on displays in 3 different rooms. Kept the kids busy for hours. In walking distance from downtown hotels and worth it.  more »
  • We brought 4 granddaughters under the be of 6. It wsn’t crowded despite it being summer. The exhibits were age appropriate and a lot of hands on places. The big win was the LEGO exhibit. We got... 
    We brought 4 granddaughters under the be of 6. It wsn’t crowded despite it being summer. The exhibits were age appropriate and a lot of hands on places. The big win was the LEGO exhibit. We got...  more »
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  • I really loved our trip to the discovery center. I have children that are teenagers as well as a 6 year old. They loved seeing the creature art exhibit. And loved the T-Rex. The hands on activities that they did have, all 3 kids enjoyed together, which usually doesn’t happen because of the age gap. I do recommend paying for the year. With my family of 5 it pays for itself in 2 visits! I called ahead and let them know when I would get there and got right in on a Saturday. They do require masks, which I appreciate with a high risk child with asthma that hasn’t been able to get the Covid shot yet until his appointment arrives. It gives my children a great place to use their minds and get away from the video games. We will be visiting frequently and make it our family tradition that they will never forget.
  • Not what it used to be. They took out a lot of fun hands-on stuff that used to be there, for example, the big rope chair and the water bottle glow wall! These things made this place so special because you couldn’t find this type of stuff anywhere else. Maybe it is because of covid, but with such a little hands on selection I feel like they should lower the prices. I felt I payed a little too much to see dead animals on the wall. We were in and out in about 30 minutes. An extra star for the kind workers though.
  • Great place for kids to interact and learn! We were able to see and interact with all stations in a reasonable amount of time. The kids had a great time experimenting and well be back once the "Sue" exhibit is done.
  • We LOVE LOVE LOVE our Discovery Center membership! We went to the Slime Exhibit this past weekend (10/15/22) and we all had a wonderful time! We love the new look of the Center too! Can't wait to go again!
  • There’s literally nothing to do here. My 5 and 3yo had more fun in the baby section. Not worth the $66 we paid to walk through the whole exhibit in less then 20 minutes.

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