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The Discovery Center makes material sciences fun with its new show ‘Matter Splatter’

The Discovery Center of Idaho opens “Matter Splatter” on Friday, Nov. 18, with hands on exhibits that let kids of all ages play with and learn about material sciences. It runs through Monday, May 22, 2017.
The Discovery Center of Idaho opens “Matter Splatter” on Friday, Nov. 18, with hands on exhibits that let kids of all ages play with and learn about material sciences. It runs through Monday, May 22, 2017.

Get your hands in the goo and slime at “Matter Splatter,” the Discovery Center of Idaho’s new exhibit that explores the world of material science — the elements that produce today’s advanced technology. This 3000-square foot exhibition opens Friday, Nov. 18, with loads of hands-on experiences that were built in DCI’s Micron Innovation Lab in collaboration with Boise State engineering students, the Idaho STEM Action Center and Micron Technology Inc. You’ll learn about magnetizing ferrofluids, how technology mimics natural systems (biomimicry) and, yes, get into the gooey slime in the “Splatter Zone.” You also can enjoy DCI’s classic exhibits.

Friday Nov. 18, to Monday, May 22, 2017. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 131 Myrtle St., Boise. $10 general, $8 veterans and active duty military, $7 special Sunday pricing. Free for 2 and younger. 343-9895, DCIdaho.org.

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