Discovery Center Museum

Rockford, Ill.

 
 

711 N. Main St.
Rockford, Ill. 61103
(815) 963-6769
www.discoverycentermuseum.org
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. Expanded spaces include an outdoor Secret Garden and indoor Simple Machines Gallery. The new and improved Body Shop will open the end of June. Be sure to check out the permanent exhibit on agriculture with a real tractor to drive and cows to milk.

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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 www.DiscoveryCenterMuseum.org.

Upcoming Events

World Wide Day of Play

September 20, 2014

Spooky Science

October 25, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins

November 2, 2014
 
 
 







 
 
 
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