Educator page photoDiscovery Center Museum is a great resource for classes, field trips and outreach programs. Whether you are looking for a fun, educational place to take your children or students, or a way to bring science to your school, daycare, or library, Discovery Center has the answer. Discovery Center Museum offers a wide variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Science) programs for students, families, and even teachers! 



Discovery Center offers a variety of experiences for children and families. Click on the links below to learn more about our class offerings. You can now register for classes online!

Tot Spot Classes

Toddler Time (13-24 months)

Homeschool Classes

Enrichment Classes

Group Visits

Schedule your next group visit with us for hours of incredible fun and STEM learning in a safe and clean hands-on environment. Bring your group for a museum tour, and extend your visit with our add-on options for a customized learning experience. 

STEM Outreach

If you can't come to us, we'll come to you. Outreach programs are offered during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends. Check out our outreach programs!

pulley chairs cropped copyScout Programs

We offer a wide range of program options to help your scouts work on badge and patch requirements. From Camp-Ins and Badge Workshops to special scout days, we have you covered. 

Teacher Workshops

We provide several summer workshops where teachers learn how to bring the fun of Discovery Center into their classrooms. Find out more in teacher workshops.

Summer workshops qualify for Illinois PDCs or graduate credit and provide teachers with background science understanding through stimulating STEM experiences which can be repeated in their classrooms. Check back in February for summer dates and topics.

Download our Educator's Guide

Prefer to print the information? Click the link below to access our Educator’s Guide with comprehensive information on field trips, teachers' workshops and more.

2023-2024 Educator's Guide

Sign up for a group visit!

Complete this registration form to get started and then we will contact you. Or call (815) 963-6769 from 9:00 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.