Junior Hands-On Classes

These hands-on experiences feature activities that allow our littlest learners to explore at their own pace with amazing materials which stimulate senses and excite minds! Toddler classes are available upon request.

Grades: PreK
Length: 30-45 minutes
20 participants maximum
Cost: $110 ($50 for each additional class; same topic, day, and location*.) 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 815-972-2844. Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2-12 months before your planned event.


Forest Friends - NEW!

Explore natural wonders of the forest by playing with trees and imagine what it's like to be a woodland creature. 
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards: 12.A.ECab, 12.B.ECb, 26.B.ECa


Balancing Act - NEW!

Children explore balance while developing fine and gross motor skills in this topsy-turvy class. 
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards: 2.A.ECa, 13.B.ECa, 19.A.EDb, 19.B.ECb


Sun & Moon - NEW!

Play with light and dark, day and night, shadow and reflection as we learn about our friendly neighborhood celestial bodies. 
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards: 12.A.ECb, 12.E.ECa


Wheels in Motion - NEW!

Make a commotion while exploring the exciting world of locomotion.
Illinois Early Learning and Developent Standards: 11.A.ECcf, 12.D.ECab