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)
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  • January 18: Catherine Riddle, INL Radiochemist "The Science of Discovery"  
  • February 15: Michel Hall and Jim Jackson, Phenomenal Physics "Cold Science"
  • March 15: Dave Harmon and American Dog Derby mushers
  • April 12 : Terry Thomas, local author "Exploring Idaho Through Photography" 
  • May 17: Idaho Fish and Game—Free fishing at Ryder Park in Idaho Falls
  • September 20: Dr. Steve Shropshire, ISU Physicist
  • October 18: Jennifer Merrill, Geologist
  • November 15: Dr. Alan Holyoak, BYU-I Marine Biologist
  • December 20: Alana Jensen, Gonzales Stoller Surveillance, ESER Program--Click here to register for Meet a Scientist
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 (subject to change)
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  • January 18: Mysteries of Chemistry 
  • February 15: Cold Science
  • March 15: Dynamic Dogs 
  • April 12: So You Wanna be an Explorer
  • May 17: Free fishing at Ryder Park in Idaho Falls
  • September 20: Lights, Lasers, Action!
  • October 18: Geology of Idaho
  • November 15: Glow Living Lights: Bioluminescence in Nature
  • December 20: Winter Adaptations--Click here to register for Discovery Day

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 Sunny Katseanes at 522-1400 ext. 3002 or for more information.

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

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