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Special Events, Programs & More

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: $9 adults; $9 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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On Nov 28, 2019
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will be closed for Thanksgiving
From Nov 29, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
It’s time to drape the red and green—heavy on the green! Dive into the holiday spirit with art and science activities during two days of festivities featuring green fizz, Grinch gunk, and tons of decorative tape! Squirt and swirl colors, design a Whoville hat, make a marble-ous game, and more! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger.
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.
From Nov 30, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
It’s time to drape the red and green—heavy on the green! Dive into the holiday spirit with art and science activities during two days of festivities featuring green fizz, Grinch gunk, and tons of decorative tape! Squirt and swirl colors, design a Whoville hat, make a marble-ous game, and more! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by ThermoFisher and HMC Products.
From Dec 24, 2019 10:00 am until Dec 24, 2019 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will close at 3:00 pm Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26.
On Dec 25, 2019
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, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
From Dec 27, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
From Dec 28, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
From Dec 29, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
From Dec 30, 2019 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
We’ve got a rainbow of fun in our drop-in workshop space. Pick up a hammer or grab a screwdriver and get your imagination in gear. See what you can construct using recycled materials, and take what you make from bird feeders and toys to decorations and musical instruments! Then have a blast building with LEGOs, cardboard, wire, and foam! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by OSF Healthcare.
From Dec 31, 2019 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Three...Two... FUN!” It’s midnight – somewhere, and Discovery Center is counting down every hour! Fabricate a party hat, knock together a noise maker, and prepare to be showered with confetti! It may be cold outside, but it’ll be STEAM-y at Discovery Center Museum where the New Year rings in with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Included with Discovery Center admission: $9/person; FREE to Members and all children ages one and younger. Sponsored in part by Swedish American Health System and HMC Products.
On Apr 12, 2020
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will be closed for Easter