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.

Mist Bubble girlWave, swirl, blow and pull. Make, float and even stretch – discover all you can do with bubbles! Create giant bubbles, catch falling bubbles, or reach and pop bubbles. Test the many different ways of making bubbles.

Make your own mist-filled bubbles and witness them swirling and evaporating around you. Stack bubbles on top of each other to create a sculpture, make giant bubbles, bounce bubbles off bubbles and capture rainbows in bubble film. Make sure to try the Body Bubble, and encase your entire body inside a bubble!

The Bubble Play exhibit gallery is funded by the Public Museum Capital Grants Program of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.