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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 Mar 30, 2017 11:00 am until Mar 30, 2017 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.
From Mar 31, 2017 11:00 am until Mar 31, 2017 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.
From Apr 01, 2017 10:00 am until Apr 01, 2017 11:30 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Work together as a family to unlock clues, solve riddles, and beat the clock
From Apr 14, 2017 10:00 am until Apr 15, 2017 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Hop into your favorite museum and fill your basket with yummy treats as Discovery Center joins Burpee Museum for this annual egg-stravaganza!
From Apr 17, 2017 11:00 am until Apr 17, 2017 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Messy Mondays feature special theme-focused art projects in our Art Studio.
From Apr 22, 2017 10:00 am until Apr 22, 2017 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
What fun it would be to be a nurse!
From Apr 29, 2017 11:00 am until Apr 29, 2017 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Science is looking up as Discovery Center Celebrates National Astronomy Day.
From May 06, 2017 9:00 am until May 06, 2017 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 Jun 10, 2017 9:00 am until Jun 10, 2017 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 Aug 12, 2017 9:00 am until Aug 12, 2017 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 14, 2017 9:00 am until Oct 14, 2017 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 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 Jan 01, 2018 10:00 am until Jan 01, 2018 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Discovery Center is open today 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
From Dec 24, 2018 10:00 am until Dec 24, 2018 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 Jan 01, 2019 10:00 am until Jan 01, 2019 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Discovery Center is open today 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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 be closing at 3:00 pm Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26 at 10:00am.
From Jan 01, 2020 10:00 am until Jan 01, 2020 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center is open today 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
From Dec 24, 2020 10:00 am until Dec 24, 2020 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will be closing at 3:00 pm Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26 at 10:00am.
From Jan 01, 2021 10:00 am until Jan 01, 2021 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center is open today 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
From Dec 24, 2021 10:00 am until Dec 24, 2021 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will be closing at 3:00 pm Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26 at 10:00am.