familyRecommended for families with children ages 6 and up; One adult required for every two children.

Class times 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Advance registration required. Payment must accompany registration. Registration closes 3:00 p.m. Thursday the week before class.

Register online at, 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.


Rockets of the Sea: Squid Dissection - Click here to register!

Saturday, May 4; 1:30-3:30 pm

If your family has the guts, so do we—squid guts that is! Young biologists use proper dissection techniques to explore the insides of a squid and discover firsthand how the beak, ink sac and other adaptations help this odd, underwater organism survive. Topics include anatomy, animal adaptations, dissection and lab procedures. Decide how many squids your family wants to tackle and take apart!
Recommended for ages 6 and up
Fees: $6 / Member child; $8 / Public child; Adults no charge.
Squid fee: $10


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One adult required for every two children.