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Discovery Center offers a myriad of special events, programs, classes and more.

All special events are included with admission to Discovery Center Museum unless otherwise noted. General admission: $8 adults; $8 children ages 2-17; free to Discovery Center Members and children age 1 and younger. Classes have separate charges.

To find out what is happening on any given day, please refer to the listings below or click on our Calendar.

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From Aug 20, 2017 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Take in a special planetarium show, explore sun-moon-earth relationships, manipulate models of scale, size, and movement, and build tools to safely view the eclipse. Click this box to learn more about the event AND ways to make your own safe eclipse viewers!
From Aug 21, 2017 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Take in a special planetarium show, explore sun-moon-earth relationships, manipulate models of scale, size, and movement, and build tools to safely view the eclipse. Click this box to learn more about the event AND ways to make your own safe eclipse viewers!
From Sep 03, 2017 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Invent your own mascot, dress up in the kawaii shop, practice katakana writing, or tie a wish to the tree one more time before Hello From Japan! says goodbye.
From Sep 09, 2017 9:00 am until 9:30 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 10:30 am until 11:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 1:30 pm until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 2:30 pm until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 3:30 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 23, 2017 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get off the couch and play on this official day to turn off electronics!
From Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Hold a comet in your hand, put the solar system in your pocket, and get ready for galactic fun.
From Oct 13, 2017 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Fundraiser
This 21 and over event will help raise funds to support the mission of Discovery Center. Highlights of the evening are tastings from local restaurants with an extensive array of spirits from around the world. Guests will experience an immersive, interactive evening filled with food, drinks, live music and science demonstrations
From Oct 14, 2017 9:00 am until 10:00 am
We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge, before the museum opens to the public.
From Oct 27, 2017 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Zombies on ziplines and creepy crafts and are just the beginning of this enchanting evening!
From Nov 05, 2017 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Why squander that worn-out jack-o-lantern when you can transform it into exciting science?
From Nov 23, 2017 10:00 am until Nov 23, 2017 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will be closed for Thanksgiving
From Nov 24, 2017 11:30 am until 3:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Find out what puts the “glow” in neon colors and wow your senses with the fabulous fluorescence.
From Nov 25, 2017 11:30 am until 3:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Small is mighty on the nano-scale.
From Dec 24, 2017 10:00 am until Dec 24, 2017 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Discovery Center will be closing at 3:00 pm Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26 at 10:00am.
From Dec 25, 2017 10:00 am until Dec 25, 2017 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will be closed for Christmas. We will reopen December 26 at 10:00am.