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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 Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Chime in on your favorite fun train tunes, learn classic folk songs, and even practice the locomotion! Free or discounted admission if your share a name with Thomas or one of his friends. Sing-along times: 10:45 am, 11:45 am, and 12:45 pm. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
From May 11, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Investigate the sun, moon, and planets, and get inspired to learn more during a free planetarium show. Monkey around with gravity, put the solar system in your pocket, navigate the constellations, and more! Included with Museum admission.
From May 12, 2019 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Thomas and his friends are heading toward the roundhouse, but there’s still one more day to play and learn! Make a special Thomas train to take with you, and explore the Island of Sodor one more time! Free or discounted admission if your share a name with Thomas or one of his friends. Included with Thomas & Friends™ admission: $1 Members; $11 Public.
From Jun 08, 2019 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 general public. Spiderman makes a special visit. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 am and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public that day. Advanced registration is required. To receive free admission call 815-972-2839 or RSVP online by clicking the event name above.
From Oct 26, 2019 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 general public. Come in costume for a special hour of Halloween fun. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 am and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public that day. Advanced registration is required. To receive free admission call 815-972-2839 or RSVP online by clicking the event title above.
From Nov 30, 2019 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 general public. Gear up for some Grinchy Green Science. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 am and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public that day. Advanced registration is required. To receive free admission call 815-972-2839 or RSVP online by clicking the event title above.