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Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise

4.3
#2 of 7 in Museums in Boise
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  • Three distinct rooms offer kids a variety of science experiences. In the third room there is an area for children under four. My only complaint is the area is not monitored at all, and several older c...  more »
  • We were visiting as a family from out of town. We have had good experiences with science centers and the Discovery Center exceeded our expectations. There were a lot of interactive educational activit...  more »
  • Took my 5 year old grandson along with his parents and we had fun all afternoon. His parents also enjoyed interacting with many of the exhibits and so many things to stimulate the imagination. We enjo...  more »
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  • My self and my four kids love this place. Between the rotating exhibits and the super helpful and friendly staff we have such a great time! Every Time! My kids are three, three, eighteen mo and eighteen mo and they love it still! Some concepts are over their heads but the active hands on activities keep them coming back for more. Dont be afraid of "age" this place has something for ALL ages!
  • A very nice but small center for kids 5 to 10. Lots of great hands on activities. You can take your time and do everything in a couple hours. They regularly swap out exhibits. We go once every few months. Membership pays for itself and is decently priced. If you time it right they have fun hands on STEM shows.
  • There is a lot of fun to be had at the Discovery Center. It may not be worth it for a single visit (monetarily) unless there is a cool exhibit available. Family year passes in the 100 dollar range make it worthwhile, especially if you travel as they take part in a reciprocity program. It is frustrating the length of time the entire place closes down (weeks) when swapping exhibits.
  • We just went for our first time with our son who is 2yrs old. We ended up purchasing a year pass for $65. It made sense. It was gonna be $35 for a single entry. They change the exhibits regularly so we figured it would be nice to have the yearly pass. My son loves everything about the place. My husband & I got a sitter & went just the two of us on a date. It’s very hands on & super fun for older kids & adults. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 star is just because I feel it’s expensive for the one time admission. Specially for families who have multiple children. There is a toddler area which my son loved!
  • Fun for the whole family, if you live in Boise and you have kids it's mandatory to take them down there at least few times. I went as a child and now I take my children. They have several interactive play stations with interesting things for the kids to do. Plus they constantly change their displays through out the year. The only down side is it's not very large, and it's a little expensive. But it's definitely worth trying out if you haven't gone.
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