homeschool roomLet these hands-on classes enhance your STEM curriculum studies.

Children ages 7 and up

Time: Wednesday, 10:30 am-Noon

Fees: $11 Members / $13 Non-members per child per class.

Advance registration required. Register online, call 815-963-6769, or stop by our office during normal business hours. Registration closes 3:00 p.m. Thursday the week before class. Payment must accompany registration. 

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.

If you are having trouble registering, please contact us at 815-963-6769.


Eye See You  -  This class is closed and FULL.

October 16
Open your eyes to a world of color! Dissect a real eyeball to see what’s inside! Make pictures appear on a blank wall, find out how optical illusions work, and create a contraption that will turn the world upside-down!


Planet Hunters  -  Click here to register!

November 20
How did astronomers locate Neptune, a planet too far away to see? Search the night sky to discover the patterns and orbits that unlocked where to look. Then see if you can decipher the location of an unknown Planet Nine!


Flight Engineers  -  Click here to register!

December 18
Did you know you can turn ordinary materials into flying machines? Fiddle with the best wing configuration and compare materials for strength and endurance. Then let these contraptions take to the air, and meet a real aerospace engineer!


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