vanSTEM at Home Kits

We appreciate your interest in our STEM at Home kits! Next Wednesday is the last week of this particular program. It's purpose is to provide resources to families without access to technology. For families WITH access to technology, we invite you to enjoy the wider array of online learning resources we offer. There are at-home science activities, art projects, storytimes and more. Simply go to our Playful Learning at Home webpage. On that page you'll also find links to our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts containing the same resources. Thanks so much for your interest in learning opportunities for the children in your life. We look forward to re-opening the museum to you this summer for more playful learning and discovery!


Our Outreach Programs bring the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning to you! Whether you are educating one small class or the entire school, we offer a wide variety of programs that meet the needs of your students, enhance your curriculum, and line up with Next Generation Science Standards: Disciplinary Core Ideas!

To start the reservation process, complete this form. You can also email outreach@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2844 if you have further questions. Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2-12 months before your planned event.

To view our outreach program options, you can either download the 2019-20 Educator Guide or select from a category below:


Junior Hands-On Classes

Get your youngest learners started in science!


Hands-On Classes

We bring our science programs directly to your school.


Science Carts

Let us roll exciting science demonstrations into your classroom.


After-School Enrichment

We bring the excitement of science learning to you!  Our active programs provide all materials plus playful engagement for your students and family groups.


Portable Planetarium

We will share the stars with your students in our inflatable planetarium.


Assembly Programs

Consider Discovery Center for your next all-school assembly.


Family Fun Programs

We supply the materials, you bring your students' families!