Meet a Scientist/Discovery Day

Meet a Scientist/Discovery Day- NEW TIME 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

On the third Saturday of select months, join us from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
for the Meet a Scientist and Discovery Day programs.
Participants will explore a different theme each time with lots of interactive educational fun.


1. Meet a Scientist
This program is free and open to all ages. From 1:00-2:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of select months, participants will enjoy a free, interactive presentation by guest topic experts who will give you the inside scoop on the theme for the month.

Guest Speakers for 2017 (subject to change)

  • January 21: Alana Jensen, Environmental Educator, Force and Motion!
  • February 18: Andy Olson, DEQ, Water in Rome!
  • March 18: Catherine Riddle, INL, Chemistry of Explosions!
  • April 15: TBA, Building Roads!
  • May 20: TBA
  • September 16: TBA,
  • October 21: TBA, Solar Viewers!
  • November 18: TBA, Physics of Flight
  • December- Olde Fashioned Christmas and Winter Festivals, free to the community!
Cost: Meet A Scientist is FREE for all ages. Preregistration is required. Children who are not participating in Discovery Day must be accompanied by an adult during the Meet a Scientist presentations. Family participation is strongly recommended.
 Interested in registering kids for Discovery Day? Please register for that program separately below…

2. Discovery Day
The excitement continues right after Meet a Scientist for children ages 6-12. From 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., registrants will explore the month’s theme in greater detail through hands-on projects and fun, educational activities taught by qualified educators. 

Discovery Days for 2017 (subject to change–Click here to register for Discovery Day

  • January 21: Force and Motion!
  • February 18: Chemistry of Explosions!
  • March 18: Building Roads!
  • April 15: Canals!
  • May 20: Fish and Game Fish Trailer!
  • September 16: TBA
  • October 21: Solar Viewers!
  • November 18: Physics of Flight!
  • December: Olde Fashioned Christmas and Winter Festivals, free to the community!

Cost: Discovery Day is $10 per child, $8 for MOI members, but NEW in 2016, receive a 25% discount for registering more than one child from the same family with a participating adult family member. Preregistration is required. Note: Please be aware that due to online payment consumer protection programs, you may have to register and pay for each participant separately. Thank you for your participation.

For more information on any of the Museum of Idaho education programs, contact Chloe Doucette, Education Director at (208) 522-1400 ext. 3002, or education@museumofidaho.org.

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