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.

career posterWhat would you like to be when you grow up? At Discovery Center, we wanted to let our visitors know about the amazing work that people do right here in the Rockford area. You can read about some of those careers here. If you want to learn more, when you visit Discovery Center you can try our Career Kiosks. These exhibit stations feature interviews from Rockford-area people working in all kinds of interesting careers.

The Discover Careers project is funded by a grant from the Bengt and Mary Kuller Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.