Tot 2-6 years

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Hands-on exploration and interactive stories engage children as they learn about science, language, engineering, art, mathematics, and social skills. Class topics repeat throughout the same week at different times.

Cost per child per class: $12 public; $10 members

Advance registration required; payment must accompany registration. Please call 815-963-6769 or click to register below.  

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.

In our classes for 2-year-olds, children must be accompanied by an adult.

At this time, we are limiting the number of people in the room for Tot Spot classes (ages 3 – 6) so parents are requested to wait outside and not accompany their child in to the Tot Spot classroom.

COVID-19 Protocols: In accordance with state and local health guidelines, all children, guardians and staff will be required to wear face coverings (over nose and mouth). Exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely covering their nose and mouth. Temperature checks will be taken of all participants prior to entry into classroom.

 

 

 

Who-o-o’s There?

Swoop down and discover fun facts about our fine-feathered friend, the owl. Glide into learning and create a project worth hooting about!

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Oct. 6; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Oct. 7; 9:30 – 10:30 am (Full)
Session 3 Wed., Oct. 7; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Oct. 7; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 4 Thurs., Oct. 8; 11:00 - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Oct. 9; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 7 Tues., Oct. 6; 9:30 – 10:30 am (Full)
Session 8 Thurs., Oct. 8; 9:30 – 10:30 am (Full)

 

Skele-tons of Fun

Take a closer look at skeletons as we discover what gives our bodies shape and strength. Learn which exercises and tasty food choices help our bones to grow healthy and strong.

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Oct. 20; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Oct. 21; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Oct. 21; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Oct. 21; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 4 Thurs., Oct. 22; 11:00 - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Oct. 23; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 7 Tues., Oct. 20; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Oct. 22; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

We are investigating the world of BEARS to find out where they live, what they eat, and what they are doing this time of year! We will have a growling good time searching for a brown bear and making one to take home!

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Nov. 3; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Nov. 4; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Nov. 4; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Nov. 4; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Nov. 5; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Nov. 6; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., Nov. 3; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Nov. 5; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Construction Zone

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Nov. 17; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Nov. 18; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Nov. 18; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Nov. 18; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Nov. 19; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Nov. 20; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., Nov. 17; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Nov. 19; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Gingerbread Jamboree

M-m-m-m...ginger, cinnamon, jingles and jangles! Explore the festive scents and sounds of the season using your 5 senses. Play with spicy play dough and decorate your own gingerbread project to take home. Finish with a jumpin', jivin', jingle bell jamboree!!!

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Dec. 1; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Dec. 2; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Dec. 2; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Dec. 2; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Dec. 3; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Dec. 4; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., Dec. 1; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Dec. 3; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Toddler Time   

Being one is FUN! Take advantage of this playgroup designed for children ages 12 months to 24 months as we sing songs, read stories and explore interesting materials while meeting new friends! Toddler Time is held from 9:30 – 10:30 am this fall/winter on one Thursday each month.

Choose from these dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 10.

Enrollment is limited to 4 families. Cost: $6.00 per child for Members and $8.00 child for the Public, and advance registration is required. Register online or call 815-963-6769. Toddler Time meets in the Tot Spot classroom (main floor, east end of the building).

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