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 Oct 20, 2020 10:00 am until 11:30 am
    Learn about chemical reactions in this exciting course! See how heat can be released by a chemical reaction, create new compounds, run your own tests! Witness liquids, solids, and gases change form right before your eyes! Utilize acids and bases to make a whole rainbow of colors. Work with proper safety equipment in a chemistry lab and learn to do experiments like a true scientist! For ages 7 and older. Session 1: Tuesday, Oct. 20; 10-11:30 am Session 2: Wednesday, Oct. 21; 1:30-3:00 pm Session 3: Thursday, Oct. 22; 10-11:30 am Session 4: Friday, Oct. 23; 1:30-3:00 pm Dates/Times: Choose a date/time that works best for you! You can also choose between an in-person or virtual class! In-person –Tuesday or Thursday 10-11:30 am; Wednesday 1:30-3:00 pm Virtual – Friday 1:30-3:00 pm Cost: $11 Members / $13 non-members per child per class. Advance registration required. Payment must accompany registration. Registration closes 3:00 pm on Monday the week before class. Register online at www.discoverycentermuseum.org, or call (815) 963-6769, or drop by Discovery Center Museum office during normal business hours. Cancellation policy: Refunds are available through the close of registration, minus 10%. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued.
  • From Oct 20, 2020 11:00 am until 12:00 pm
    Take a closer look at skeletons as we discover what gives our bodies shape and strength. Learn which exercises and tasty food choices help our bones to grow healthy and strong. Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Session 1 Tues., Oct. 20; 11:00 am – Noon Session 2 Wed., Oct. 21; 9:30 – 10:30 am Session 3 Wed., Oct. 21; 11:00 am – Noon Session 4 Wed., Oct. 21; 1:00 – 2:00 pm Session 4 Thurs., Oct. 22; 11:00 - Noon Session 6 Fri., Oct. 23; 9:30 – 10:30 am Sessions for 2-year-olds:(With an adult, NO siblings, please.) Session 7 Tues., Oct. 20; 9:30 – 10:30 am Session 8 Thurs., Oct. 22; 9:30 – 10:30 am Cost per child per class: $12 public/ $10 members (per child, per class) Preregistration required; payment must accompany registration. Please visit our website to register, or call 815-963-6769. Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available through the close of registration, minus 10%. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued. In our classes for 2-year-olds, children must be accompanied by an adult. At this time, we are limiting the number of people in the room for Tot Spot classes (ages 3 – 6) so parents are requested to wait outside and not accompany their child in to the Tot Spot classroom. COVID-19 Protocols: In accordance with state and local health guidelines, all children, guardians and staff will be required to wear face coverings (over nose and mouth). Exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely covering their nose and mouth. Temperature checks will be taken of all participants prior to entry into classroom.
  • From Oct 29, 2020 10:00 am until Oct 29, 2020 12:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    One night of Spooky Science isn’t enough! Dust off your favorite costume and wear it on your visit to the museum this week for some not-so-scary Halloween fun. Concoct some slime, create a creature, play monster hide and seek and more. It will be skele-tons of fun! Reservations required. Included with Museum admission: $9/person and free to members and children ages 1 and younger. Sponsored by Dr. Zak Pediatric Dentistry; Thermo Fisher Scientific and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Reservations required. 10/29 10:00 am - noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 10/30 10:00 am - noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 10/31 10:00 am - noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm We are committed to providing CLEAN, SAFE, PLAYFUL LEARNING at Discovery Center, but we need your help. Please follow this simple Guest Code of Conduct: o Plan a different visit day if anyone in your family or group is not feeling well. o Maintain proper social distancing from others not in your family or group. o Wear a face mask covering over your nose and mouth. (Face shields are not allowed without a face mask covering the nose and mouth) o Wash hands or use sanitizer often. o Have all members of your family/group play in the same area.
  • On Nov 26, 2020
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
    Discovery Center will be closed for Thanksgiving
  • 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.
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