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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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From Jul 24, 2020 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Join our gathering of superheroes and princesses! Come in costume for an evening of fun-filled activities. Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
From Sep 26, 2020 8:30 am until 10:00 am
Experience a live bubble performance (capacity 90 people) and have sudsy fun in the Bubble-Palooza Playground! Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
From Oct 29, 2020 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Show off your Halloween costume on this night of family fun! Explore the museum, play giggly ghoulish games, create creepy crafts, and more. Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
On Nov 26, 2020
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Holidays
Discovery Center will be closed for Thanksgiving
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.
On Dec 25, 2020
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 31, 2020 8:30 am until 10:00 am
Count down to ring in the New Year with special activities and crazy confetti fun! Fun for Everyone is a fantastic opportunity for children with developmental differences and their immediate families to get Discovery Center all to themselves FREE of charge! We’ve changed the name from Mornings of Fun because Fun for Everyone offers opportunities to enjoy the museum on certain mornings AND NOW evenings! These special sessions include museum exploration time as well as hands-on science fun, thanks to support from the Blazer Foundation. Mark your 2020 calendar with days and times listed below, and log onto our website to register today! Advance registration required to receive free admission.
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.