Events

  • From Feb 09, 2019 9:00 am until 10:00 am
    We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge, before the museum opens to the general public. Includes Thomas and Friends Explore the Rails A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 am and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public that day. Advanced registration is required. To receive free admission call 815-972-2839 or RSVP online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSM5laL46bXCy-529F6t7Cl55EUtB3NasKsDzgBnO0HXxPKQ/viewform
  • From Apr 13, 2019 10:00 am until Apr 13, 2019 2:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
    What do nurses do? Find out as friends from St. Anthony School of Nursing lead you through their day! Take vital signs, use a stethoscope, check X-rays, and maneuver through the digestion obstacle course. Complete your nursing chart, bling your badge, and get pinned! Included with Museum admission. Sponsored by St. Anthony College of Nursing.
  • From Apr 19, 2019 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Boil up some eggs, grab the kids and the creativity, and hop on over to Discover Center! We supply dye, stickers, and other colorful stuff for egg-ceptionally beautiful Easter eggs from ninja turtles to unicorns, and stained glass windows to watercolor masterpieces. Bring your own eggs, and leave the clean up to us! No registration, just drop in when you are ready. Recommended for ages 4 and up. One adult required for every two children. Museum admission not required, but not included with event. $1/Member child; $2/Public child; adults no charge.
  • From Apr 20, 2019 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Discovery Center and Burpee Museum team up for double the fun! Kids ages 9 and under can fill their baskets with treats as they hunt for eggs at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please arrive 30 minutes before each egg hunt in order to make your way to the starting point. Kids little and big can get creative with spring-time crafts and adorable art! Come early and enjoy both museums at one great price! Member kids: $3, Public: $10 adults, $12 kids.
  • From Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Chime in on your favorite fun train tunes, learn classic folk songs, and even practice the locomotion! Free or discounted admission if your share a name with Thomas or one of his friends. Sing-along times: 10:45 am, 11:45 am, and 12:45 pm. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
  • From May 11, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Investigate the sun, moon, and planets, and get inspired to learn more during a free planetarium show. Monkey around with gravity, put the solar system in your pocket, navigate the constellations, and more! Included with Museum admission.
  • From May 12, 2019 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Thomas and his friends are heading toward the roundhouse, but there’s still one more day to play and learn! Make a special Thomas train to take with you, and explore the Island of Sodor one more time! Free or discounted admission if your share a name with Thomas or one of his friends. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
  • From Jun 08, 2019 9:00 am until 10:00 am
    We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge, before the museum opens to the general public. Spiderman makes a special visit. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 am and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public that day. Advanced registration is required. To receive free admission call 815-972-2839 or RSVP online by clicking the event name above.
  • From Oct 26, 2019 9:00 am until 10:00 am
    We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge, before the museum opens to the general public. Come in costume for a special hour of Halloween fun. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 am and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public that day. Advanced registration is required. To receive free admission call 815-972-2839 or RSVP online by clicking the event title above.
  • From Nov 30, 2019 9:00 am until 10:00 am
    We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge, before the museum opens to the general public. Gear up for some Grinchy Green Science. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 am and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public that day. Advanced registration is required. To receive free admission call 815-972-2839 or RSVP online by clicking the event title above.
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