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familyGingerbread House Family Class

Recommended for families with children ages 4 and up. One adult required for every two children. Child: Members $7 / Public $11. Adults: no charge.
Fully-assembled gingerbread house: $11

Advance registration required. Payment must accompany registration. Registration closes 5:00 pm Monday, December 2.

Register online, or call (815) 963-6769, or drop by the 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.

Sampling is encouraged in this sweet class sure to satisfy your inner elf. Immerse your family in this tasty tradition as you decorate a Gingerbread House to take home! We supply the houses, tools, and the trimmings. You get the family fun and the finished masterpiece, and we clean up all the mess! Select the number of houses your family would like to decorate.

Session 1: Saturday, December 7; 10:30 am - Noon
Session 2: Sunday, December 8; 1:30 - 3:00 pm

 

Frog Dissection Family Class

Hop into spring with this family-friendly frog dissection class. Peel back the skin and jump on in to find muscles, bones, and inner organs of a preserved frog! Be a biologist and discover the differences between frogs and toads as you gather information about these amazing amphibians! Select the number of frogs your family would like to dissect.

Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up; One adult required for every two children. Child: Members $11 / Public $13. Adults: no charge.
Preserved frog: $7 each.

Advance registration required. Payment must accompany registration. Registration closes 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 1.

Register online, or call (815) 963-6769, or drop by the 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.

Session 1: Saturday, May 9; 11:00 am - Noon
Session 2: Sunday, May 17; 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Recommended for ages 5 and up

 

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One adult required for every two children.