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Discovery Center membership is a rewarding experience for you and your family. Become a member and attend sneak previews of our new exhibitions, receive discounts on camps and birthday parties, and enjoy the Discovery Center every day of the year. 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. Gift memberships are encouraged. Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Individual * Dual * Grandparent, and * Family.


Your support impacts every aspect of the Discovery Center. It boosts access for Idaho students to experience quality, hands-on STEM educational opportunities. It guarantees fresh and engaging exhibitions. It delivers memorable and positive hands-on learning, which helps inspire future career paths in STEM fields for Idaho’s next generation.

  • Make a Gift: Provide first hand experiences with STEM, both now and in the future. Support STEM programming and hands-on exhibits for students in underserved Idaho schools, empowering students to explore hands-on exhibits and world-class traveling exhibitions at substantially reduced rates. A contribution of $1,000 will help fund over 160 students. $2,500 will help fund over 400 students. $10,000 will help fund over 1,600 students.
  • Gift of Stock: Support STEM programming and exhibits by donating your appreciated stock to the Discovery Center. Your gift will help spark an interest in STEM for visitors of all ages.
  • Legacy Gifts: Planned giving opportunities offer creative, flexible ways for you to support the Discovery Center – now and into the future. Through your planned gift, you may be able to provide substantial charitable support while receiving significant tax benefits. We invite you to leave a legacy for tomorrow by considering one of the planned giving opportunities: bequests, gifts of life insurance, gifts of retirement assets and charitable remainder trusts.
  • In-Kind Contributions: Donate event space, food, beverages, printing, advertising, silent or live auction items, office supplies and other budget-relieving goods and services to the Discovery Center.
  • AmazonSmile: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases through AmazonSmile to the charitable organization of your choice. Be sure to use when you shop at Amazon, and start supporting the Discovery Center every time you shop at no cost to you!
  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards: Did you know that you could be supporting the Discovery Center of Idaho each time you shop at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card? Take a moment to link your Rewards Card to the Discovery Center as the charity of your choice, and remember to use your Rewards Cards every time you shop. It’s that easy!
  • Corporate Support: We recognize that sponsorship decisions are often driven by marketing needs. To deliver the maximum return to your company, we can work with you to design a benefits package that meets your needs. Please contact us to learn more about how your company can be a champion of STEM learning and discovery. All recognition includes: boosted social media shout outs to 13,000+ followers, logo display on our website, printed newsletters and the annual report, as well as special invitations to Discovery Center of Idaho events.
    • Exhibition Sponsor: The Discovery Center hosts a variety of world-class traveling exhibitions, in addition to designing and producing original exhibitions within the walls of the Center. Exhibitions offer one of the best opportunities for brand visibility and community reach, welcoming over 100,000 visitors year-round.
    • Sponsored Day(s): Sponsor a day (or days) at the Center by providing free or reduced admission to visitors, offering a day of exploration and discovery to our community. Offering social media, email and internal promotion – with your company highlighted.
    • Gala Sponsorship: Sponsor our largest fundraising event of the year as a Corporate Supporter. Join our community of donors for an evening of Science with Style.
    • Event Sponsorship: From themed Adult Nights, member-exclusive evenings to programming days, there are a variety of opportunities to connect with our community in-person.
    • Corporate Volunteering: Support the Discovery Center with your time. From teams small to large, there is an opportunity to truly get involved year-round.
  • Annual Gala: The gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Our goal is to raise $250,000 for the Center, and we need YOUR help! Please join us in raising funds to help…
    • Increase access to quality, STEM learning opportunities for under served students and families across Idaho
    • Provide resources for in-house exhibitions for our permanent collection
    • Continue to build strong community partnerships and inspire lifelong interest and learning in STEM

Volunteer: Join our team of curious, innovative and knowledgeable volunteers who inspire our visitors every day! We are growing our regular floor volunteer team and we are looking for enthusiastic learners, educators, and all those interested in continuing to learn about science, technology, engineering and math. We are looking for volunteers interested in helping six to twelve hours a month on a regular day and time that fits your schedule. They are teachers, stay-at-home parents, students, retired engineers and more. You don’t have to be an expert to be a volunteer – if you are passionate about STEM, and love talking with and helping others, we’d love to have you.

Support the Discovery Center of Idaho …by simply joining, giving, and volunteering here:

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