Meet a Scientist/Discovery Day

On the third Saturday of select months, join us from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 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.

Sue Miller, Paleontologist TPZ Zoomobile

1. Meet a Scientist
This program is free and open to all ages. From 9:30-10:30 a.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.

Scientists for 2014 (subject to change)
CLICK HERE to register for Meet a Scientist! 

Guest Speakers for 2015 (subject to change--registration for these programs will be available on Jan. 1, 2015)

  • January 17: Eric Whiting, Idaho National Laboratory's Computer Aided Visual Environments
  • February 21: Mitzi Ellingson, Idaho Falls High School, Forensic Entomology
  • March 21: Tory Smoot, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Solving Crimes
  • April 18: Garry Brown, Idaho National Laboratory, Energy
  • May 16: Marilyn Cuthill, Craigshead Beringia South, Large Predators in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • September 19: Steve Shrophire, Idaho State University, Physics of Pirates
  • October 17: Phenomenal Physics, The Curse of Black Sam Bellamy (this will be held at the ARTitorium on Broadway)
  • November 21: TBA
  • December 19: Gregg Losinski, Idaho Fish and Game, Life in Idaho's Forests
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 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., registrants will explore the month's theme in greater detail through hands-on projects and fun, educational activities taught be qualified educators. 

Discovery Days for 2014:
CLICK HERE to register for Discovery Day!   

Discovery Days for 2015 (subject to change--registration for these programs will be available on Jan. 1, 2015)

  • January 17: Life in CAVES
  • February 21: Forensic Entomology
  • March 21: Mystery at the Museum
  • April 18: Energy
  • May 16: Exploring the Food Chain
  • September 19: Physics of Pirates
  • October 17: The Hunt for the Lost Treasure of the Pirate Ship, Whydah
  • November 21: TBA
  • December 19: Life in Idaho's Forests

Cost: Discovery Day is $20 per child, $15 for MOI members. 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.

 Parents: volunteer to help with a Discovery Day and get a discounted admission for a child. Contact the Education Department at 522-1400 ext. 3002 or education@museumofidaho.org for more information.
 

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

Proud Sponsors of MOI's Meet a Scientist and Discovery Day Programs