Family Fun Programs

outreach family nightYou provide tables and volunteers; we bring everything else! Ideal for schools, libraries, and community centers, these hands-on sessions feature activity stations of experiments, games, math, science, and make-and-take projects designed to engage and interest all ages! These program make the perfect STEM-filled night (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).

6-10 stations
Program time: 60 - 90 minutes
Up to 300 participants
Cost: $400
Travel fees may apply.

2-5 stations
Program time: 30 - 60 minutes
Up to 150 participants
Cost: $250
Travel fees may apply.

To begin the reservation process, complete the Outreach Request Form and someone will contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at outreach@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2844Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2-12 months before your planned event.

 

STEAM Powered Stories! NEW!

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through activites inspired by the real life stories found in child-friendly biographies in this STEAM-themed literacy night. 
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.A, PS2.AB, PS3.AB

 

Whoosh - It's Back!

Experiment and play with the amazing properties of air! Create flying contraptions, fold a kite that can fly inside, launch a rocket, and more!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.A, PS2.AB, PS3.AB

 

Disaster! 

Erupt a mini volcano, experience the hair-raising effects of lightning, pack your survival gear and cure the zombie epidemic! Are you prepared?
Next Generation Science Standards: ESS2.B, ESS3.B, ETS1.ABC, LS1.AD, LS2.B, LS3.A

 

Fun & Games

Play games from around the world, create a mosaic masterpiece, fashion an intricate design, create 3-D shapes and more.  Shhh: don’t tell them it’s math!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.AB

 

Little Scientists

Manipulate magnets, compare colors, and fool with physics! Explore the world through activities designed for families with children ages PreK-2.
Next Generation Science Standards: ESS2.C, ETS1.ABC, LS1.AD, PS1.A, PS2.AB, PS4.AB