Discovery Center of Idaho

Discovery Center of Idaho

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Thank you Discovery Center for sparking my son’s interest in King Tut and ancient Egypt! He had a blast with this unit study and visiting your exhibit!
Hi! When do you anticipate re-opening? Thanks!
Do you love LEGO? I do too, and tomorrow, I will be seeking help to build a new base for the Saturn V. We will start in the morning and should be done early afternoon. Come and help me build! Also, I will need to take the Saturn V down to install this once done, so you can also get a glimpse of the inside of this kid-built wonder.
Sabrina.. thought Noah might like this let me know so can RSVP
I'm looking for two tickets to Murder on Myrtle tonight 10/11. Message me...
Ashton's first time today. Staff was incredibly helpful and fun. We learned a ton and had a blast! Feel free to use the pictures for whatever.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add another Murder on Myrtle Street! We missed both sales!!
Don’t miss Boise States Sustainability and Community Garden Club’s screening of @ParistoPittsburgh, a new National Geographic film produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies.

We are excited to share this film with our community, shedding light on the effects of climate change and encouraging each other to fight for our future:bit.ly/ParisToPittsburgh

Pre-Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/124RDLj14URtl9nbELCiNIDVZbGKyINONEXWBWsIEPbQ/edit
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Will you be running a Black Friday special?
Visiting the Discovery Center of Idaho!
When is your list of summer camps coming out?
Are you still doing Young Discoverers W-F at 10:30?

The Discovery Center of Idaho inspires lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. #DCIdaho #Forall2explore

DCI is a science center providing exhibits and educational programs that offer authentic, sensory experiences making science, technology, engineering and math tangible. www.dcidaho.org

Operating as usual

09/27/2021

Who came and played with our Matter Splatter Exhibit last week?🙋

#MatterSplatterMonday Did you know, ferrofluids contain magnetic nanoparticles so small they can only be seen with a very powerful microscope. 🔬 When ferrofluids come close to a magnet, the magnetic particles are attracted to the magnet’s invisible magnetic field. However, the liquid keeps the particles from moving too far. This pull between liquid and magnet creates the spikey formations seen in the exhibit. 🧲

Who came and played with our Matter Splatter Exhibit last week?🙋

#MatterSplatterMonday Did you know, ferrofluids contain magnetic nanoparticles so small they can only be seen with a very powerful microscope. 🔬 When ferrofluids come close to a magnet, the magnetic particles are attracted to the magnet’s invisible magnetic field. However, the liquid keeps the particles from moving too far. This pull between liquid and magnet creates the spikey formations seen in the exhibit. 🧲

09/24/2021

Have you ever been this close to so many venomous snakes at once? 🐍

#FactFriday: The Rhino Viper (thicker snake pictured in center) is a slow-moving ambush predator with a moderately placid temperament, but is able to strike quickly and powerfully, injecting an often lethal venom that attacks both the blood and nervous system of the victim.

Reserve admission for Exquisite Creatures up to 7 days in advance: https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

Have you ever been this close to so many venomous snakes at once? 🐍

#FactFriday: The Rhino Viper (thicker snake pictured in center) is a slow-moving ambush predator with a moderately placid temperament, but is able to strike quickly and powerfully, injecting an often lethal venom that attacks both the blood and nervous system of the victim.

Reserve admission for Exquisite Creatures up to 7 days in advance: https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

Become a Member - Discovery Center of Idaho 09/24/2021

Become a Member - Discovery Center of Idaho

What an Exquisite opening week! Our team had a blast re-opening the galleries with Exquisite Creatures, hands-on exhibits and more! Who visited during opening week?! 🙋

Drop a '🦋' in the comments if you enjoyed your visit!

Did you know you can apply your General Admission tickets towards an annual membership? Members can explore our current exhibitions for FREE for a whole year. Learn more about becoming a member and how your support fosters lifelong learning in STEM here: https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

Become a Member - Discovery Center of Idaho Discovery Center Members Get More! Discovery Center membership is a rewarding experience for you and your family. Become a member and enjoy 12 months of free unlimited admission. You'll get first chance to visit new exhibitions, attend special programming, receive discounts at our STEM Store and bec...

09/23/2021

The Discovery Center is offering extended hours for Sunday, Sept. 26th starting at 10 AM. Ticket registration is open, are you signed up? 🦋

Reserve admission here: https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

The Discovery Center is offering extended hours for Sunday, Sept. 26th starting at 10 AM. Ticket registration is open, are you signed up? 🦋

Reserve admission here: https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

Discovery Center of Idaho added a button to help you learn more about them. 09/22/2021

Discovery Center of Idaho added a button to help you learn more about them.

Discovery Center of Idaho added a button to help you learn more about them.

Discovery Center welcomes 'Exquisite Creatures' 09/22/2021

Discovery Center welcomes 'Exquisite Creatures'

"I just started because I hated insects and was phobic of beetles and spiders and all these kinds of things. I started studying them and my background was in design and as I put it all together, I found that other people were able to look at and be inspired by aspects of nature that maybe previously, they wouldn’t be able to."
-Christopher Marley, Artist of Exquisite Creatures

Watch the entire Channel 6 interview with Natasha Williams here:
https://www.kivitv.com/news/discovery-center-welcomes-exquisite-creatures

Discovery Center welcomes 'Exquisite Creatures' The Discovery Center of Idaho will welcome a new world-class exhibition called Exquisite Creatures. The exhibit was created by Christopher Marley and is an artistic experience that unravels humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world.

09/22/2021

🌟 NOW OPEN 🌟 The Discovery Center of Idaho is beyond excited to bring Christopher Marley's Exquisite Creatures Exhibition to Boise, along with the return of hands-on exhibits including Matter Splatter, our 30th Anniversary Collection, and our newly re-opened Young Learner's area for children ages 4 and under to explore STEM in a developmentally appropriate way.

Members explore for FREE with unlimited access for an entire year! Become a part of the Discovery Center family today: https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

🌟 NOW OPEN 🌟 The Discovery Center of Idaho is beyond excited to bring Christopher Marley's Exquisite Creatures Exhibition to Boise, along with the return of hands-on exhibits including Matter Splatter, our 30th Anniversary Collection, and our newly re-opened Young Learner's area for children ages 4 and under to explore STEM in a developmentally appropriate way.

Members explore for FREE with unlimited access for an entire year! Become a part of the Discovery Center family today: https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

09/22/2021

Join our Discovery Center Team and bug out for an evening with Exquisite Creatures!🕷️🎃 Help our Education Team collect Color Wheel Data, create your own piece of art to take home and explore metamorphosis. Plus, grab your trick-or-treat goodie bag before you flutter home!

Our hands-on exhibits are back and the Young Learners area is OPEN! Come explore for this exclusive members-only evening. Reserve admission through the email attached to your active membership.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

Join our Discovery Center Team and bug out for an evening with Exquisite Creatures!🕷️🎃 Help our Education Team collect Color Wheel Data, create your own piece of art to take home and explore metamorphosis. Plus, grab your trick-or-treat goodie bag before you flutter home!

Our hands-on exhibits are back and the Young Learners area is OPEN! Come explore for this exclusive members-only evening. Reserve admission through the email attached to your active membership.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

09/20/2021

🦋 Exquisite Creatures is Officially Open!🦋 This breathtaking exhibition will unravel humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world through artist, Christopher Marley's three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and plant specimens.

"Whether or not we consider ourselves nature enthusiasts, the love of life affects us all – we are instinctively inclined to care for it, to understand it, and to be good stewards of it,” said Christopher Marley. “I am thrilled to share Exquisite Creatures with people in the Boise community because I believe visual enjoyment of the natural world is one of the most effective tools for motivating learning and understanding. As we develop our own personal, unique connection to nature, we benefit increasingly from its restorative effects. Our creativity increases. Our outlook brightens. We become happier and more complete, both as individuals and as a society.” -Christopher Marley

Advanced reservations are required. https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

#BoiseIdaho #MeridianIdaho #NampaIdaho #CaldwellIdaho

🦋 Exquisite Creatures is Officially Open!🦋 This breathtaking exhibition will unravel humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world through artist, Christopher Marley's three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and plant specimens.

"Whether or not we consider ourselves nature enthusiasts, the love of life affects us all – we are instinctively inclined to care for it, to understand it, and to be good stewards of it,” said Christopher Marley. “I am thrilled to share Exquisite Creatures with people in the Boise community because I believe visual enjoyment of the natural world is one of the most effective tools for motivating learning and understanding. As we develop our own personal, unique connection to nature, we benefit increasingly from its restorative effects. Our creativity increases. Our outlook brightens. We become happier and more complete, both as individuals and as a society.” -Christopher Marley

Advanced reservations are required. https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

#BoiseIdaho #MeridianIdaho #NampaIdaho #CaldwellIdaho

09/20/2021

❗OPENING TOMORROW❗Who's coming to visit on opening day?🙋
If you haven't already reserved admission, please visit the link in our bio to do so. Space will be limited for guests to have an enjoyable experience, so plan your visit today! 🦋

FREE for Members, FREE with admission. Please reserve tickets in advance as walk-in availability is not guaranteed. https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

#ExquisiteCreatures #dcidaho #exquisitecreaturesdci #boiseidaho #meridianidaho #caldwellidaho #nampaidaho

❗OPENING TOMORROW❗Who's coming to visit on opening day?🙋
If you haven't already reserved admission, please visit the link in our bio to do so. Space will be limited for guests to have an enjoyable experience, so plan your visit today! 🦋

FREE for Members, FREE with admission. Please reserve tickets in advance as walk-in availability is not guaranteed. https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

#ExquisiteCreatures #dcidaho #exquisitecreaturesdci #boiseidaho #meridianidaho #caldwellidaho #nampaidaho

09/17/2021

What is Exquisite Creatures? 🦋 Answered by Christopher Marley, the artist behind this stunning exhibit. Tickets are available at dcidaho.org.

09/15/2021

Join us for our November Blood Drive with American Red Cross of Greater Idaho! 🩸 All donors will receive a discount for admission to visit Exquisite Creatures and explore our returned hands-on exhibits as a small thank you for helping save a life. 🦋

Sign up to donate today at redcrossblood.org.
(Sponsor Code: Discovery)

#redcross #dcidaho #DonateBloodSaveLife

Join us for our November Blood Drive with American Red Cross of Greater Idaho! 🩸 All donors will receive a discount for admission to visit Exquisite Creatures and explore our returned hands-on exhibits as a small thank you for helping save a life. 🦋

Sign up to donate today at redcrossblood.org.
(Sponsor Code: Discovery)

#redcross #dcidaho #DonateBloodSaveLife

09/13/2021

🌟 1 WEEK until Exquisite Creatures officially opens!🌟 Tickets are LIVE for the public, but space is limited, so reserve your admission for opening week, today!

Reserve tickets here: https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

Did you know members get FREE, unlimited access to current exhibitions for a whole year? Plus access to 350+ other science centers and museums worldwide. Become a member today. https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

#dcidaho #STEAMlearning #ExquisiteCreatures #savethedate #thisisyourdowntown #boiseidaho #meridianidaho #nampaidaho #caldwellidaho #downtownboise

🌟 1 WEEK until Exquisite Creatures officially opens!🌟 Tickets are LIVE for the public, but space is limited, so reserve your admission for opening week, today!

Reserve tickets here: https://www.dcidaho.org/visitor-info/

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

Did you know members get FREE, unlimited access to current exhibitions for a whole year? Plus access to 350+ other science centers and museums worldwide. Become a member today. https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

#dcidaho #STEAMlearning #ExquisiteCreatures #savethedate #thisisyourdowntown #boiseidaho #meridianidaho #nampaidaho #caldwellidaho #downtownboise

09/10/2021

When you join the Discovery Center family, you'll be supporting your community and you'll help us achieve our mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in #STEM.🔍

Members will receive free and unlimited access to Exquisite Creatures opening on September 20th!🦋 Although access is unlimited for members year-round, availability is not guaranteed. Please reserve admission in advance.

Become a member today and learn how to take advantage of your benefits: https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

When you join the Discovery Center family, you'll be supporting your community and you'll help us achieve our mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in #STEM.🔍

Members will receive free and unlimited access to Exquisite Creatures opening on September 20th!🦋 Although access is unlimited for members year-round, availability is not guaranteed. Please reserve admission in advance.

Become a member today and learn how to take advantage of your benefits: https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

09/09/2021

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the Discovery Center of Idaho requires all visitors age 2 and older to wear a mask at all times while inside our building, regardless of vaccination status. Please monitor our website for updates regarding our COVID-19 policy. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community safe.

For those who are unable to wear a mask, check out our DCI At Home Resources: https://www.dcidaho.org/dciathome/

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our team at [email protected].

We are currently CLOSED until we reopen on September 20th.

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the Discovery Center of Idaho requires all visitors age 2 and older to wear a mask at all times while inside our building, regardless of vaccination status. Please monitor our website for updates regarding our COVID-19 policy. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community safe.

For those who are unable to wear a mask, check out our DCI At Home Resources: https://www.dcidaho.org/dciathome/

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our team at [email protected].

We are currently CLOSED until we reopen on September 20th.

Exquisite Creatures - Discovery Center of Idaho 09/09/2021

Exquisite Creatures - Discovery Center of Idaho

Our team has carefully packed up and shipped off Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and made space for #ExquisiteCreatures, the return of Matter Splatter, some of your favorite hands-on exhibits, and our Young Learner's area (age 4 and under). Opening Sept. 20th!🦋

Learn about our upcoming exhibition: https://www.dcidaho.org/exhibits/exquisite-creatures/

#dcidaho #nonprofit #STEM

Exquisite Creatures - Discovery Center of Idaho Exquisite Creatures The Discovery Center of Idaho is excited to announce the arrival of the world-class exhibition, Exquisite Creatures, an artistic experience that unravels humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world, opening Monday, September 20th, 2021. Artist, naturalist and New Yo...

09/06/2021

What are complementary, primary and analogous colors?🎨

#STEAM Fact: Complementary colors, like red and green, look great together because they are exactly opposite each other on the color wheel. 🦜

Primary colors, like yellow, blue and red create a whole “spectrum” of colors when mixed together that is reflected all around us in nature.🌈

Analogous (or harmonious) colors are right next to each other on the color wheel and provide a sense of harmony when placed together.❤️🧡💛

#dcidaho #education #exquisitecreatures #science #art #colorwheel

What are complementary, primary and analogous colors?🎨

#STEAM Fact: Complementary colors, like red and green, look great together because they are exactly opposite each other on the color wheel. 🦜

Primary colors, like yellow, blue and red create a whole “spectrum” of colors when mixed together that is reflected all around us in nature.🌈

Analogous (or harmonious) colors are right next to each other on the color wheel and provide a sense of harmony when placed together.❤️🧡💛

#dcidaho #education #exquisitecreatures #science #art #colorwheel

09/01/2021

Members will receive early access to tickets for the opening of Exquisite Creatures on September 20th!🦋 More details to come.

When you join the Discovery Center family, you'll be supporting your community and you'll help us achieve our mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in STEM.🔍

Become a member today: https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

Members will receive early access to tickets for the opening of Exquisite Creatures on September 20th!🦋 More details to come.

When you join the Discovery Center family, you'll be supporting your community and you'll help us achieve our mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in STEM.🔍

Become a member today: https://www.dcidaho.org/membership/

08/30/2021

We are thrilled to announce the reopening of our beloved Young Learner's area on Sept. 20th! 🥳 This area is a safe place for young scientists age 4 and under to explore #STEM concepts in a developmentally-appropriate way. 🔍

We want to thank our community for your patience with us over the past year and a half during the temporary removal of hands-on exhibits, because with your support, we are able to safely bring your favorites back. As a private #nonprofit, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and patrons during current and upcoming exhibitions.🦋

#dcidaho #staycurious #sciencemuseum #boiseidaho #younglearners #thisisyourdowntown

We are thrilled to announce the reopening of our beloved Young Learner's area on Sept. 20th! 🥳 This area is a safe place for young scientists age 4 and under to explore #STEM concepts in a developmentally-appropriate way. 🔍

We want to thank our community for your patience with us over the past year and a half during the temporary removal of hands-on exhibits, because with your support, we are able to safely bring your favorites back. As a private #nonprofit, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and patrons during current and upcoming exhibitions.🦋

#dcidaho #staycurious #sciencemuseum #boiseidaho #younglearners #thisisyourdowntown

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131 W Myrtle St
Boise, ID
83702

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Tuesday 10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm
Thursday 10am - 4:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 4:30pm
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