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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: $10.00 adults; $10.00 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 04, 2023 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Celebrate Black achievements in history, science, art, and sports with Discovery Center. Learn about Black scientists through hands-on experiments, discover educational displays throughout the museum, contribute to a collaborative art project which will be on display all month, and more! Sponsored by Collins Aerospace. Activities included with museum admission: $10 Public, FREE for Museum Members and all children ages 1 and younger.
From Feb 11, 2023 9:30 am until 4:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Your favorite kid-size city is back at Discovery Center! Stroll the streets of Discovery Town, a place where children are the shopkeepers and the grownups are the customers! Take your pet to the vet clinic for a checkup, see a theatrical performance, enjoy a pizza, board a plane, fight a fire, skate at the town park and so much more! Admission: $11 Public, FREE for Museum Members and all children ages 1 and younger.
From Feb 25, 2023 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
What’s it like to be an engineer and solve problems? We’re wrapping up National Engineers Week with dozens of professional engineers from local firms as they set up shop at Discovery Center with hands-on engineering activities for children. Engage your brain and conquer fun challenges, meet high school robotics teams, enjoy special science demonstrations and more on this STEM-tastic day! Activities included with museum admission: $10 Public, FREE for Museum Members and all children ages 1 and younger. The event is sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers - Rockford Chapter.