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Discovery Center is located on the Riverfront Museum Park campus, with the Rockford Art Museum and adjacent to the Burpee Museum of Natural History in downtown Rockford, Illinois. We're ideally located for a full day or two of education and adventure.



Monday - Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

For lodging and additional attractions in the Rockford area, visit GoRockford.com.

Where We Are

Discovery Center Museum
711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 963-6769

Free Parking

Discovery Center has ample free parking in our lot.  On really busy days free parking is available in adjacent lots as well.


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Here's what People

are saying about Discovery Center!

"One of the 10 Best Children's Museums" -- 


"A ton of outstanding exhibits! Worth every penny!!! Maybe the best kids museum I've ever been to." -- Scout Leader

"Big city museums aside, Discovery Center Museum is the definitely the best children's museum we have visited!" -- Visit Flyover Country

"One of the 12 Best Children's Museums"  -- Forbes Magazine



Admission Prices

Free - Members and children age one and younger


Groups: Special reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more with at least 10 days advanced registration. Groups are not scheduled on Thursdays after 1:00 p.m.

Same Day Savings Discount: Receive $1.00 off general admission to the Burpee Museum of Natural History when you visit on the same day.


Membership Options

Members: Please bring membership card and photo id for each visit.  Thanks!


Family CLIMB:  $135 ($250 2-year)

Family SuperPass - $125 ($250 2-year)*


Family Pass - $85 ($160 2-year)

Two adults and your own children under the age of 18


Grand Pass - $85 ($160 2-year) 


Two grandparents and all of your grandchildren under the age of 18


Individual - $55 ($100 2-year)

All memberships include free admission to participating Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC). Learn more about becoming a member.