Events

  • From Mar 07, 2020 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
    Plow into this seed-sprouting “Agsperience” while exploring the many ways agriculture makes use of science, technology, engineering, and math! Join us and our Farm Bureau friends for hands-on projects, oodles of information, and farming fun. Meet the people who grow your food, fill up on facts playing barnyard bingo, enjoy savory samples, create critter crafts, and more! Included with Museum admission. Sponsored in part by Dr. Zak Pediatric Dentistry, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
  • From Mar 14, 2020 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
    Pi (without the “e”) is the Greek letter (π) used in mathematics to represent the relationship of a circle’s edge to its diameter. Join us for an irrational celebration on 3/14 as we party and play with circles and shapes and puzzles and games! Get lost in loops, beautify with rubber bands, spin up a spirograph, and more! Included with Discovery Center admission. Sponsored in part by Dr. Zak Pediatric Dentistry, Huntington Learning Center, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
  • From Mar 21, 2020 8:30 am until 10:00 am
    Art and science go hand in hand during this morning of imaginative fun! Enjoy spring-time activities and a special planetarium show. Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
  • From Apr 10, 2020 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
    $2 members / $3 public; adults no charge. Museum admission is extra. Hop over to Discovery Center to decorate "egg-ceptionally" beautiful Easter eggs! You bring the boiled eggs, kids, and creativity, we’ll provide dye, stickers, metallic markers, feathers, jewels, and more! Rev up your imagination and try new t’egg-niques to create unicorns, sloths, stained glass, or watercolor masterpieces. Bring your own eggs, and leave the clean up to us! No registration, just drop in when you’re ready. Recommended for ages 4 and up. One adult required for every two children. Does not include Museum admission. Sponsored in part by Dr. Zak Pediatric Dentistry and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
  • From Apr 11, 2020 8:30 am until 10:00 am
    Hunt for eggs, fill your basket with treats, create adorable art and construct cute crafts! Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
  • From Apr 11, 2020 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
    Member kids: $4, Public: $11 adults, $13 kids Take part in twice the fun as Discovery Center and Burpee Museum team up for this annual hunt! Kids ages 9 and under can hunt for eggs and fill their baskets with treats at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Kids little and big can create adorable art and construct the cutest crafts! Come early to enjoy both museums at one great price! Sponsored in part by Dr. Zak Pediatric Dentistry, Northwest Bank and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
  • On Apr 12, 2020
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
    Discovery Center will be closed for Easter
  • From Apr 25, 2020 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
    Work alongside friends from Rasmussen College School of Nursing as you take vital signs, use a stethoscope, and check X-rays! Bandage some boo boos, maneuver through the digestion obstacle maze, create bling for your badge, and more! Complete your nursing chart and get pinned! Included with Discovery Center admission. Sponsored by Rasmussen College School of Nursing, Dr. Zak Pediatric Dentistry, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
  • From May 02, 2020 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
    Celebrate this annual event and delve into the mysteries of the night sky. Trek through the stars in the planetarium, design your own constellation, goof off with gravity, and compare planets and moons. Explore the wonder and beauty of the celestial sphere. Included with Discovery Center admission. Sponsored by Astro-Physics, Dr. Zak Pediatric Dentistry and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
  • From Jul 24, 2020 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
    Join our gathering of superheroes and princesses! Come in costume for an evening of fun-filled activities. Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
  • From Sep 26, 2020 8:30 am until 10:00 am
    Experience a live bubble performance (capacity 90 people) and have sudsy fun in the Bubble-Palooza Playground! Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
  • From Oct 29, 2020 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
    Show off your Halloween costume on this night of family fun! Explore the museum, play giggly ghoulish games, create creepy crafts, and more. Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
  • On Nov 26, 2020
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
    Discovery Center will be closed for Thanksgiving
  • From Dec 24, 2020 10:00 am until Dec 24, 2020 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
    Discovery Center will be closing at 3:00 pm Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26 at 10:00am.
  • On Dec 25, 2020
    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 31, 2020 8:30 am until 10:00 am
    Count down to ring in the New Year with special activities and crazy confetti fun! Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
  • From Jan 01, 2021 10:00 am until Jan 01, 2021 5:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
    Discovery Center is open today 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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