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Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise

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4.5
  • 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 ch...  more »
  • 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?  more »
  • My girls loved this place!! We were there for 5 hours and they could have stayed longer. Very popular with schools and groups because there were kids everywhere! Every room with full of educational an...  more »
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  • Some exhibits I'd give a 3 or 4 star. But mostly it's a 5. Staff is friendly and helpful. The exhibits are fun and engaging for children. The current shark exhibit is my all time favorite they have ever had. It's educational, fun, and beautiful. Definitely worth getting a family pass!
  • The current slime exhibit is a lot of fun. The discovery center is always a staple of fun for learning in Boise. My only complaint would be that I think some of the exhibits are as old as I am. Would love to see more newer stuff. The Toddler are is a fantastic new addition though!
  • My children love it here. It is absolutely worth buying the family pass. They change the theme of the museum so it keeps it interesting.
  • It was no where as fun and as big as the two in California. The price is no where worth the things you see and get to do there. It was okay. I won't be going again for a long time or if I see they have something new.
  • We came with my niece to see Sue the T-Rex, which I was pretty excited to see as well. Sue was great, and there was some good information for my niece to learn. However, we came in a Saturday so it was packed, which I kind of expected, but we had a hard time getting to use all the little gadgets they had. And the slime, which she was most excited about, was being carried around by a little boy the whole time we were there. Now, kids will be kids, but sharing is caring and the was a lot of people who weren't actually watching their kids here at all. I would recommend a visit here for the kiddos but it's going to be a few years before we return again.

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Consider a stay in the city's historical Northend neighborhood, which offers a number of cultural activities, including a public art tour and festivals throughout the year. Lodgings in the downtown area offer convenient access to the central attractions.
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