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  • A Science Adventure Right at Your Fingertips


    Welcome to Discovery Center Museum of Rockford, Illinois, a hands-on science experience for the whole family.

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  • Discovery Center has private parties down to a science!


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Museum Hours


Monday - Sunday,

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Only closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & Easter Sunday


Science Park

The Outdoor Discovery Park is open until 4:30 p.m. weather permitting. The Park is included with Museum Admission.


Admission Prices

Free - Members and children age one and younger


Discovery Center Museum

711 North Main Street

Rockford  IL  61103

(815) 963-6769


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Register for Summer Camps

Tot Spot 2-6 year olds

Summer of Science

Explorers 6-8 year olds

Young Scientists - 9 and up


Become a Member

Become a member of Discovery Center Museum or renew your membership now!  Learn more about the benefits of membership, including free admission to other museums across the country!







Family Friday
Friday, July 1;

11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Science and art are the stars during this red, white and blue day of family fun! Discover the secret ingredients that put the oohs and ahhs in fireworks in our live science demos! Test your rocket design, send a mini-missile soaring, and make a noise-maker. Turn stars and stripes into art; decorate a light-up hat, and paint with fireworks. Dress to get wet: if the weather is nice, we’re rolling up sleeves for a water balloon toss!





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