homeschool roomLet these hands-on classes for children ages 7 and older enhance your STEM curriculum studies.

$11 Members / $13 non-members per child per class. Advance registration required. You can register online, call 815-963-6769  or stop by our office during normal business hours. Registration closes 4:00 pm Friday the week before class. Payment must accompany registration. 

Registration begins December 18.

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.


Homeschool Classes Winter/Spring 2018

Ages: 7 & up

Class times: 10:30 am-Noon

Dissection Lab: Probing into Owl Pellets

April 11

Owls puke what they don’t digest. What you can’t digest goes all the way through your system and comes out the “other end”. Compare and contrast the digestive designs of owls and us as you take apart real owl pellets and discover where they come from and what’s inside. Limited ick factor: perfect for experienced anatomists and dissection beginners.

Dive into Density

April 25

From Jupiter’s colored bands to submarines, we’re delving into density, viscosity & miscibility. Find out about floating and layer liquids and determine how density makes a dent in the way light bends. Use buoyancy to defeat gravity in a boat-building showdown. Then concoct a Shirley Temple to demonstrate a delicious application of floating fluids! YUM! 


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