Events

  • From Sep 26, 2020 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Advanced reservations required. 1-3:00 pm and 4-6:00 pm Lace-up your shoes and put on your thinking caps! Today is a day to turn off your electronic devices, get off the couch and play! Join us as we participate in the Worldwide Day of Play with a scavenger hunt through the museum and outdoor park. Work together with your group to solve puzzles and participate in activity challenges to complete the scavenger hunt. Included with museum admission: $9/person; free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger. Sponsored by Dr. Zak Pediatric Dentistry, Thermo Fisher Scientific and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
  • From Nov 08, 2020 11:00 am until 11:30 am
    Advance reservations required. Sold Out Half hour sessions: 11:00 am - 11:30 am, 11:30 am - Noon, Noon 12:30 pm, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm, and 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Outdoor activities only: $3/person and free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger. Advance reservations required. Masks required for outdoor activities. Museum admission is separate and requires advance reservations.
  • Starting 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 Jan 18, 2021 7:00 pm until 7:45 pm
    $5/Family Public; $4/Family Members Things are heating up in the cold with Discovery Center Museum's Fire and Ice demo! We'll see multicolored fire tornadoes and both freezing and exploding bubbles! We'll test the limits of super cold dry ice and fiery hydrogen! All viewers will have access to downloadable instructions for fun experiments and activities you can do in the snow this year! So join us as we explore the changing temperature of Fire and Ice! After the show, ask your "burning" science questions of our science educators!
  • From Jan 24, 2021 9:30 am until 11:30 am
    Speed, power, performance . . . buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet— Hot Wheels®! Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the world’s fastest (and safest) speed machines, using Hot Wheels diecast cars to experiment and play. This behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing investigates the scientific process for designing super-fast cars. Hands-on experiences, authentic race gear, and captivating memorabilia will engage families in the process of experimenting with speed, power, and performance using Hot Wheels cars and track as their tools. Reservations required. To register visit: https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/SelectEvent.aspx?eventid=1004681 Sponsored locally by SwedishAmerican - a division of UW Health, Illinois Bank & Trust, and WTVO/Fox39. Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel. HOT WHEELS and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. ©2021 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.
  • From Jan 24, 2021 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm
    Speed, power, performance . . . buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet— Hot Wheels®! Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the world’s fastest (and safest) speed machines, using Hot Wheels diecast cars to experiment and play. This behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing investigates the scientific process for designing super-fast cars. Hands-on experiences, authentic race gear, and captivating memorabilia will engage families in the process of experimenting with speed, power, and performance using Hot Wheels cars and track as their tools. Reservations required. To register visit: https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/SelectEvent.aspx?eventid=1004681 Sponsored locally by SwedishAmerican - a division of UW Health, Illinois Bank & Trust, and WTVO/Fox39. Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel. HOT WHEELS and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. ©2021 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.
  • From Jan 24, 2021 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm
    Speed, power, performance . . . buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet— Hot Wheels®! Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the world’s fastest (and safest) speed machines, using Hot Wheels diecast cars to experiment and play. This behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing investigates the scientific process for designing super-fast cars. Hands-on experiences, authentic race gear, and captivating memorabilia will engage families in the process of experimenting with speed, power, and performance using Hot Wheels cars and track as their tools. Reservations required. To register visit: https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/SelectEvent.aspx?eventid=1004681 Sponsored locally by SwedishAmerican - a division of UW Health, Illinois Bank & Trust, and WTVO/Fox39. Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel. HOT WHEELS and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. ©2021 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.
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