homeschool roomLet these hands-on classes enhance your STEM curriculum studies.

Ages: 7 and older

Dates/Times: Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00 am - 11:30 am or Thursday from 12:30-2:00 pm.

Cost: $12 Members / $14 non-members per child per class. Advance registration required. Payment must accompany registration. Registration closes at 3:00 pm on the Thursday before the week of class.

Register by clicking the links below, or call (815) 963-6769. Cancellation policy: Refunds are available through the close of registration, minus 10%. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued.


Spring 2022 

Mission to Mars - Click to Register

March 8 or 10

What will it take to live on the Red Planet? Join NASA as they plan to send the first humans to Mars and design a habitat that can keep astronauts safe from the dangers of our rocky, cold and desolate neighbor.


Weird and Wacky Water - Click to Register

April 5 or 7

Water, water everywhere…who knew it is so cool? Why don't all fish freeze in the winter? Why does water stick to windows? How do some bugs glide across the surface of water? Learn about the amazing properties of water that help keep our world working! 


Chem-mystery - Click to Register

April 19 or 21

Transform into a science super sleuth and decipher how some crazy chemistry conundrums work! Engage in hands-on experiments and test your theories to explore some brain bending science mysteries.


Artificial Intelligence: Electric Brains- Click to Register

May 3 or 5

What is artificial intelligence? How does it work? How does it learn? How can we use it? Become an AI explorer as you learn some of the basics of artificial intelligence and about how computer logic works.


What's Happening

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