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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 Oct 26, 2018 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Come in costume for this non-scary night of Halloween fun. Sponsored by Sjostrom & Sons.
From Nov 04, 2018 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Calling all jack-o-lanterns! We'll employ our giant trebuchet to transform your pumpkin porch décor into a parking lot projectile or use it to buttress a citadel of squash! Sponsored by Sjostrom & Sons.
From Nov 10, 2018 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 Nov 12, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get a "feel" for chemical changes when you combine safe and simple materials! Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.
From Nov 17, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Scouts and leaders in uniform enjoy $6/person discounted Museum Admission, including a FREE planetarium show (one in Spanish when available) and admission to the Great Balls of Fire temporary exhibition. Tag-alongs pay regular admission rates for the Museum $8/Great Balls of Fire $2/Planetarium shows $1. Discounted admission for Scouts is made possible by generous support from Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.
On Nov 22, 2018
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will be closed for Thanksgiving
From Nov 23, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Green bubbles, Grinch Goop, Whoville hats and more! Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
From Nov 24, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Green bubbles, Grinch Goop, Whoville hats and more! Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
From Dec 02, 2018 1:30 pm until Dec 02, 2018 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Sampling is encouraged in this sweet class sure to satisfy your inner elf.
From Dec 15, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Scouts and leaders in uniform enjoy $6/person discounted Museum Admission, including a FREE planetarium show (one in Spanish when available) and admission to the Great Balls of Fire temporary exhibition. Tag-alongs pay regular admission rates for the Museum $8/Great Balls of Fire $2/Planetarium shows $1. Discounted admission for Scouts is made possible by generous support from Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.
On Dec 25, 2018
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.
From Dec 26, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 26, 2018 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
From Dec 27, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 27, 2018 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
From Dec 28, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 28, 2018 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
From Dec 29, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 29, 2018 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
From Dec 30, 2018 11:00 am until Dec 30, 2018 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space. Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.
From Dec 31, 2018 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Design a party hat, create a noise maker, and get showered with confetti as we count down to midnight each hour. Sponsored by SwedishAmerican - a division of UW Health.