Get into the Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 W. Myrtle St., Boise, for free on “Sunday Funday,” Aug. 27, for extended hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s made possible by the Micron Foundation. The real event is Math Day, and you’ll find tons of fun with math — yes, fun with math — through games, hands-on projects and prizes. But don’t let the math scare you — the sharks will do that just fine.
Here’s what else you’ll see:
▪ The Australian-built “Planet Shark: Predator or Prey” puts you nose to nose with great whites, hammerheads, bulls and other sharks through a cinematic experience gallery, life-size models, including a 20-foot great white, and more. You’ll swim in these fascinating creatures’ watery world through large HD touch-screen computer consoles filled with loads of information on shark biology and ocean science. You’ll also see genuine artifacts, including some from Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws,” fossilized shark teeth and stories of close encounters.
▪ The watery fun continues with “H2Woah!” DCI’s house-built exhibit teaches you all about water from its natural cycle to its science to what we can do to conserve this precious resource. You’ll find interactive exhibits like a water vortex, a large pump and a giant Lite-Brite-style board made out of recycled water bottles illuminated by the power of water.
▪ DCI’s classic exhibits, such as the bubble wall and whisper dishes, are also on the menu.
Micron ‘Sunday Funday’
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Free.