Junior Hands-On Classes

These hans-on experiences feature activities that allow our littleest 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.


Can We Build It? - New Activities!

Create a building, bridge, or road using a variety of materials with this new version of one of our most popular classes!
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards: 7.A.ECb, 7.C.ECa, 9.A.ECe


Tinkering - NEW!

Little fingers love to tinker so we'll give them the tools to explore! Construct a contraption, build a masterpiece, and design whatever your imagination creates. 
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards: 6.D.ECb, 7.A.ECc, 9.A.ECb, 13.A.ECa


Bugs - NEW!

Build, sort, and play with bugs while we explore the tiny world of our smallest friends.
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards: 7.A.ECa, 8.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa, 12.B.ECb


Color & Light - NEW!

Explore the spectrum in this luminous class. Learn about the rainbow, mix some colors, and view the world in a different light using our color viewers. 
Illinois Early Learning and Developent Standards: 10.A.ECa, 11.A.ECa, 12.E.ECa, 25.A.ECd