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slime and handsSpecial 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: $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 Sep 03, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Channel your inner creativity with a special theme-focused art project.
From Sep 08, 2018 10:30 am until 4:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun. Shows at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
From Sep 22, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Scouts and leaders in uniform enjoy $6/person discounted Museum Admission, including a FREE planetarium show (one in Spanish when available) and admission to the Great Balls of Fire temporary exhibition. Tag-alongs pay regular admission rates for the Museum $8/Great Balls of Fire $2/Planetarium shows $1. Discounted admission is made possible by generous support from Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.
From Sep 22, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get ready for a galactic good time! Climb into a "spaceship" and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter.
From Sep 29, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
This is the official day to turn off the TV, unplug from hand-held devices, get off the couch, and play!
From Oct 08, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Channel your inner creativity with a special theme-focused art project.
From Oct 13, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Scouts and leaders in uniform enjoy $6/person discounted Museum Admission, including a FREE planetarium show (one in Spanish when available) and admission to the Great Balls of Fire temporary exhibition. Tag-alongs pay regular admission rates for the Museum $8/Great Balls of Fire $2/Planetarium shows $1. Discounted admission is made possible by generous support from Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.
From Oct 26, 2018 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Come in costume for this non-scary night of Halloween fun.
From Nov 04, 2018 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Calling all jack-o-lanterns!
From Nov 12, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get a "feel" for chemical changes when you combine safe and simple materials!
From Nov 17, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Scouts and leaders in uniform enjoy $6/person discounted Museum Admission, including a FREE planetarium show (one in Spanish when available) and admission to the Great Balls of Fire temporary exhibition. Tag-alongs pay regular admission rates for the Museum $8/Great Balls of Fire $2/Planetarium shows $1. Discounted admission is made possible by generous support from Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.
From Nov 23, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Green bubbles, Grinch Goop, Whoville hats and more!
From Nov 24, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Green bubbles, Grinch Goop, Whoville hats and more!
From Dec 02, 2018 1:30 pm until Dec 02, 2018 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Sampling is encouraged in this sweet class sure to satisfy your inner elf.
From Dec 15, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Scouts and leaders in uniform enjoy $6/person discounted Museum Admission, including a FREE planetarium show (one in Spanish when available) and admission to the Great Balls of Fire temporary exhibition. Tag-alongs pay regular admission rates for the Museum $8/Great Balls of Fire $2/Planetarium shows $1. Discounted admission is made possible by generous support from Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.
From Dec 26, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space.
From Dec 31, 2018 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Design a party hat, create a noise maker, and get showered with confetti as we count down to midnight each hour.