Discovery Center Museum

Rockford, Ill.


711 N. Main St.
Rockford, Ill. 61103
(815) 963-6769
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Admission: $8 children & adults, free for kids 1 and under and members.

Kids can see what it's like to be a farmer, an astronaut, a news anchor or an athlete as they explore more than 250 exhibits at this science-themed museum. New and improved spaces include the Body Shop, all new Power of Electricity gallery and expanded Tot Spot. Be sure to check out the permanent exhibit on agriculture with a real tractor to drive and realistic cows to milk.  And don't miss the outdoor park – it's a hit with all ages.


The Museum features 250 hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, news studio, special area for children under 6, and an award-winning outdoor science park. Indoor galleries include exhibits on the human body, simple machines, color and light, weather, flight, electricity and magnetism and the science of sports. Discovery Center also boasts the nation's first community-built outdoor science park...8,000 square feet of wooden fun including a two-story maze, water play area, and dinosaur fossil dig pit. In addition to offering a wide variety of classes, programs and special events, Discovery Center also offers birthday party packages, private rentals, scout workshops, focused field trips, outreach programs, and teacher workshops. To further explore Discovery Center Museum, visit

Upcoming Events

Spooky Science

October 28, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins

November 6, 2016

Science Cornucopia

November 25, 2016 - November 26, 2016

Countdown to Fun!

December 31, 2016

Ongoing events

Holiday Hoopla

December 26, 2016 - December 30, 2016

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