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; $2 extra to Build It! Make It!

Kids can see what it's like to be a news anchor, a farmer or an athlete as they explore more than 250 exhibits at this science-themed museum. Be sure to check out the permanent exhibit on agriculture with a real tractor to drive, a real bee hive and cows to "milk." Outdoor park with two-story wooden maze included with admission. Build It -Make It is a creative space for visitors to play with ideas, explore materials, and tinker with tools (Aug. 23-Jan. 4). 


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

Leftover Science

November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

Countdown to Fun!

December 31, 2014

We Choose Health

January 10, 2015

Sizzling Sunday

January 25, 2015

Chocolate Sundae Sunday

February 8, 2015

Discover Engineering

February 21, 2015

National Pig Day

March 1, 2015

Pi Day

March 14, 2015

Bubble Festival

March 21, 2015

Nano Day

March 28, 2015

Egg Hunt

April 4, 2015

Astronomy Day

April 25, 2015

Ongoing events

Holiday Hoopla

December 26, 2014 - December 30, 2014

Messy Mondays

January 19, 2015 - May 28, 2015

Spring into Science

March 30, 2015

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