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Boise! Get in to the Discovery Center for free on Sunday, Aug. 28

Discovery Center of Idaho's 'Zap!'

Get a look behind the scenes at the latest Discovery Center of Idaho exhibit. "Zap! The Current Exhibition"
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Get a look behind the scenes at the latest Discovery Center of Idaho exhibit. "Zap! The Current Exhibition"

Enjoy a free day at the Discovery Center of Idaho on “Sunday Funday” Aug. 28. The center will be open extended hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the occasion.

It’s made possible by the Micron Foundation. You get in free and can have tons of fun with math — yes, fun with math as only the Discovery Center can — through games, hands-on projects and prizes.

You also can learn how power works at “Zap! The Current Exhibit.” Built from the ground up in DCI’s workshop, “Zap” explores how nature and humans generate power. You can build a solar-power kit-car and race it as well as make electricity from your own strength, wind, water and more.

Also, you can learn the “electrifying” history of power in the Gem State at the Idaho Power history gallery. This will be the last weekend to see the Idaho Power Centennial Exhibit. It moves to the Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University in Pocatello where it will open Tuesday, Sept. 13, and run until Thursday, Nov. 3.

“Zap!” runs through Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Discovery Center.

“Sunday Funday” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug 28, at Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise. Free.

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