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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 Feb 22, 2018 until Feb 22, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Feb 24, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Crank up your cranium and see how great it feels to solve problems like an engineer!
From Mar 01, 2018 until Mar 01, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 08, 2018 until Mar 08, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 10, 2018 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Get ready for National Agriculture Week with cute crafts and amazing activities!
From Mar 15, 2018 until Mar 15, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 19, 2018 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
We all know Curious George. But what about his creators, Hans and Margret Rey? From fleeing Nazi held Paris on handmade bicycles to encounters with exotic animals in Brazil, the Reys lived lives of adventure that are reflected in the pages of one of the most treasured children’s book series of all time. 711 N Main St, Rockford; in the theater Doors Open 6:30 p.m., $5 cover, cash bar Film begins at 7 p.m.
From Mar 22, 2018 until Mar 22, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 24, 2018 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Did you know that singing greeting cards, no-stain fabric, touch screens and mood rings each owe their remarkable abilities to nanotechnology?
From Mar 26, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.
From Mar 27, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.
From Mar 28, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.
From Mar 29, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.
From Mar 29, 2018 until Mar 29, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 30, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.
From Mar 31, 2018 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
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 02, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Messy Mondays
Messy Monday - Bouncy Ball Painting. Messy Mondays are in the Art Studio from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and are included with museum admission.
From Apr 05, 2018 until Apr 05, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Apr 12, 2018 until Apr 12, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Apr 14, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Enjoy the wonder and beauty of the night sky, investigate planets, moon, and sun, and get inspired to learn more during a free planetarium show.