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Have you ever wondered why you see colors in soap bubbles? Your answer waits at this educational center, a fun science museum that features interactive and hands-on displays. Visitors can check out the House of Science to see how machines and devices work, and what scientific principles take effect. More than 40 different exhibits, including several traveling exhibits, are featured.
Offering a view of the Boise River's underwater world, this unique and interesting center allows visitors to see what happens under the rippling surface of a river. Hands-on computers help visitors understand and learn about the complex world of a living river. This learning center is a must for both tourists and residents, especially if you are a science buff. You will leave the center with a new appreciation for science and river habitats. Student tours are also available.
Everything you always wanted to know about mining and geology is answered here. As a refresher course, learn about Idaho's early days of mining from historical photographs and artifacts. A great trip to combine with a visit to the next door Old Idaho State Penitentiary, the museum offers exhibits showing the spectacular array of Idaho's geologic features. Lectures, field trips and other educational programs are also offered regularly. Admission is free.