Events

  • From Dec 15, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Scouts and leaders in uniform enjoy $6/person discounted Museum Admission, including a FREE planetarium show (one in Spanish when available) and admission to the Great Balls of Fire temporary exhibition. Tag-alongs pay regular admission rates for the Museum $8/Great Balls of Fire $2/Planetarium shows $1. Discounted admission for Scouts is made possible by generous support from Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.
  • From Dec 24, 2018 10:00 am until Dec 24, 2018 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
    Discovery Center will be closing at 3:00 pm Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26 at 10:00am.
  • From Dec 25, 2018 12:00 am until Dec 25, 2018 5:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
    Discovery Center will be closed for Christmas. We will reopen December 26 at 10:00am.
  • From Dec 26, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 26, 2018 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
  • From Dec 27, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 27, 2018 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
  • From Dec 28, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 28, 2018 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
  • From Dec 29, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 29, 2018 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
  • From Dec 30, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 30, 2018 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
  • From Dec 31, 2018 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Design a party hat, create a noise maker, and get showered with confetti as we count down to midnight each hour. Sponsored by SwedishAmerican - a division of UW Health.
  • From Jan 12, 2019 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Come play with Thomas and his friends and explore our newest exhibition Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! Take in a story at 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., and get your wheels rolling with special crafts and Thomas activities. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public. Thomas & Friends™ exhibit here through May 12.
  • From Jan 19, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Let your imagination ride the rails! Adventure is in the air as you get your hands on the controls of these amazing model trains. Members of the Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Train Association will join us with more model trains visitors with which visitors can interact. Then it’s full steam ahead for more fun in the Thomas & Friends™ exhibit. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
  • From Jan 20, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Let your imagination ride the rails! Adventure is in the air as you get your hands on the controls of these amazing model trains. Members of the Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Train Association will join us with more model trains visitors with which visitors can interact. Then it’s full steam ahead for more fun in the Thomas & Friends™ exhibit. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
  • From Jan 27, 2019 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Learn the ways of the Force to help Yoda and Princess Leia battle the Empire! Infiltrate an Imperial base, practice Jedi skills, and tour the cosmos to establish a new rebel outpost. Galactic attire encouraged. Included with Museum admission: $8/person Public; Free to Members and children ages 1 and younger. Sponsored by Rasmussen College.
  • From Feb 07, 2019 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Come in your PJs for milk and cookies, stories and songs about your favorite train, and explore Thomas & Friends™ before steaming home to dreamland! Advance reservations required. Call 815-963-6769 or log onto DiscoveryCenterMuseum.org. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
  • From Feb 10, 2019 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Rockford Ice Hogs are scooping up fun during this delicious event where you can create your own sundae. Take the chocolate trivia challenge, vote for your favorite topping, and design a delightful Valentine! Live music from the East High School Jazz Band! $2 Members / $3 Public. Museum admission is extra.
  • From Feb 17, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Adventure is in the air! Get your hands on the controls of these amazing model trains! The conductor will punch your ticket so you can build and decorate your own wooden train car that fits your magnetic train set at home! Little train enthusiasts will love asking questions, learning how to operate a train and getting their hands on the controls of model trains courtesy of our friends from the Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Train Association. Then it’s full steam ahead for more fun with Thomas & Friends™. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
  • From Feb 23, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Join the fun and find out what engineers do! Hone your skills as you tinker and test and solve your way through a score of displays provided by local engineers. Local high school teams are also on hand, showing off their robotics expertise. Engage your brain as you explore the many ways engineering happens in the Rock River Valley! Included with Museum admission: $8/person Public; Free to Members and children ages 1 and younger. Sponsored by TAC Rockford, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, and Nicor Gas.
  • From Mar 09, 2019 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Our Farm Bureau friends have joined us again for this seed-sprouting good time. Explore the ways agriculture makes use of science, technology, engineering, and math! Meet a local farmer, climb aboard a tractor, get the scoop on soil, and more! Included with Museum admission: $8/person Public; Free to Members and children ages 1 and younger.
  • From Mar 23, 2019 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Bundle up your bindle and jump on board! Enjoy stories, songs, history, and humor as a local storyteller shares her real-life train adventures! Then practice talking like a train and make your own whistle! This 45-minute performance at 11:00 a.m. repeats again at 2:00 p.m. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
  • From Mar 25, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Art and science go hand-in-hand during these days of imaginative fun! Create colors from nature, learn about light, and explore the shapes found outdoors! Included with Museum admission: $8/person Public; Free to Members and children ages 1 and younger.
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