Explore over 300 Interactive Exhibits!

Would you like to soar through the sky in a jet, then explore the universe? Would you like to forecast the weather in a television studio? Or show off your coordination and dance moves on a fitness floor? How about using your own body to generate electricity? You can even go outside to our Rock River Discovery Park and navigate the two-story maze, search for dinosaur fossils and make a splash in the water play area.

When you visit Discovery Center Museum, you and your family can explore the world, and even the universe, without ever leaving our inspiring environment. The thrill of exploration and discovery is built into every one of our 300-plus hands-on science and arts exhibits located inside Discovery Center Museum and outside in our Rock River Discovery Park.

weather exhibitOur Wild Weather gallery is home to Discovery Center’s iconic Tornado exhibit. A dancing, twisting column of water vapor, this is a tornado that you can touch and move! In Wild Weather you can also find the Aeolian Landscape, the exhibit that lets the visitor manipulate blowing desert sands, and the fascinating Turbulent Orb, where visitors spin a globe to visualize turbulent flows in the atmosphere.

Our planet's atmosphere provides a wealth of surprises. Learn about them here!