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  • From Jun 11, 2019 10:30 am until 3:30 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Children ages 2-6 can explore their career dreams while enjoying fun, interactive games at PNC’s Mobile Learning Adventure, a traveling exhibit highlighting the importance of early education. It will be in the Discovery Center parking lot this Thursday.
  • From Jun 12, 2019 10:30 am until 11:30 am
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Secret Garden Summer Series
    Explore hands-on gardening activities each Wednesday in the Secret Garden. This week features Paint a Pot. All activities included with admission: $9/Public; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
  • From Jun 13, 2019 11:30 am until 12:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Secret Garden Summer Series
    Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday from 11:30 am to Noon for stories, songs, and activities. Take home a special craft each week based on the weekly theme. This week's theme is Pirates. All activities included with admission: $9/Public; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
  • From Sep 28, 2019 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
    Tickets in advance: $5 Public; $4 Members; At the Door: $6 Public; $5 Members; Museum admission is extra Enjoy a live performance with soap-erstar Geoffrey Akins! After the show, try some of Goeff’s tricks in the Bubble-Palooza Playground as you experiment and explore the properties of sudsy science fun! Sponsored by Swedish American - A Division of UW Health and Edward's Orchard.
  • From Oct 25, 2019 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
    Friday, October 25; 6:00–9:00 p.m. $5 members; $10 public Show off your Halloween costume during this not-so-scary night of Halloween high-jinks at Discovery Center Museum! Explore the museum and follow the map to find goodies galore from one exhibit to the next! Concoct gooey, glowing, globs of slime, make monstrous crafts, and meet some scientific heroes from beyond the grave. Engage in astonishing science activities that look like mystifying magic, pick up a Nobel Prize, tromp through the park in the dark, and more! Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare, ThermoFisher, HMC products and Sjostrom & Sons.
  • 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 03, 2019 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
    Snatch that pumpkin off the porch and bring it here! Watch as turn your spent squash into a parking lot projectile, or use it for target practice! Join the fun of watching Jack-o-lanterns fly, create your very own catapult, and celebrate with autumn activities and shattering experiments. Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by Sjostrom & Sons.
  • From Nov 10, 2019 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
    Chug on over to where your imagination ride the rails with amazing model trains, courtesy of our friends from the Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Train Association. Assemble and decorate wooden train cars that fit your magnetic train set at home! Then its full steam ahead with special crafts and train activities and play for the whole family! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger.
  • From Nov 11, 2019 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
    Chug on over to where your imagination ride the rails with amazing model trains, courtesy of our friends from the Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Train Association. Assemble and decorate wooden train cars that fit your magnetic train set at home! Then its full steam ahead with special crafts and train activities and play for the whole family! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger.
  • On Nov 28, 2019
    At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
    Discovery Center will be closed for Thanksgiving
  • From Nov 29, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    It’s time to drape the red and green—heavy on the green! Dive into the holiday spirit with art and science activities during two days of festivities featuring green fizz, Grinch gunk, and tons of decorative tape! Squirt and swirl colors, design a Whoville hat, make a marble-ous game, and more! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger.
  • 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.
  • From Nov 30, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    It’s time to drape the red and green—heavy on the green! Dive into the holiday spirit with art and science activities during two days of festivities featuring green fizz, Grinch gunk, and tons of decorative tape! Squirt and swirl colors, design a Whoville hat, make a marble-ous game, and more! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by ThermoFisher and HMC Products.
  • On Dec 25, 2019
    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, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
  • From Dec 27, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
  • From Dec 28, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
  • From Dec 29, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
  • From Dec 30, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
    We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
  • From Dec 31, 2019 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
    Three...Two... FUN!” It’s midnight – somewhere, and Discovery Center is counting down every hour! Fabricate a party hat, knock together a noise maker, and prepare to be showered with confetti! It may be cold outside, but it’ll be STEAM-y at Discovery Center Museum where the New Year rings in with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by Swedish American Health System and HMC Products.
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