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: $350
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.

 

Disaster! NEW!

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

Story Book Science 

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math paired with kids’ favorite stories to spark their curiosity and engage their naturally scientific minds!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, ESS1.A,  PS2.AB, PS3.ABC

 

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 families with children ages PreK-2.
Next Generation Science Standards: ESS2.C, ETS1.ABC, LS1.AD, PS1.A, PS2.AB, PS4.AB

 

Chem--tastic 

Measure, mix, and pour real chemicals for amazing reactions including fizz, slime, and instant color changes!  $100 additional lab fee.
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.AB, PS3.B