Let these hands-on classes enhance your STEM curriculum studies.
Ages: 7 and older
Dates/Times: Choose a date that works for you! Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $11 Members / $13 non-members per child per class. Advance registration required. Payment must accompany registration. Registration closes 3:00 pm on Monday the week before 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.
COVID-19 Protocols: In accordance with state and local health guidelines, all students and staff will be required to wear face coverings (over nose and mouth). At this time, we are limiting the number of people in the room for Homeschool classes, parents/guardians are requested to wait outside and not accompany their child into the classroom. Please call 815-963-6769 if accommodations are required.
Rising Architects - Click to Register
September 21 or 23
How big can you build it? Test the tricks that engineers use to build super tall buildings! Build towers to see which shapes are the most stable, and build the tallest tower that you are able. Once constructed, test your building against the forces of gravity, weather, and erosion.
Organs and Entrails - Click to Register
October 5 or 7
Have you ever wondered what the inside of your intestines looks like? If so, this is the class for you! Join us as we explore the insides of the human body and get a hands-on look at how they function. Animal organ dissection will be included. This class is not recommended for the squeamish!
Spooky Chemistry - Click to Register
October 19 or 21
Fires burn and test tubes bubble, do some science and make it double! Conduct chemistry experiments and learn about amazing chemical changes. Have some spooky fun with ooze and slime.
Monster Science - Click to Register
November 2 or 4
Werewolves, zombies, and dragons, oh my! Join us as we learn how a dragon might breathe fire and how parasites turn their hosts into zombies. You’ll even design your own crazy creature. A perfect blend of fact and fiction, bring your imagination and thinking caps to this monster of a class!
Mission to the Moon - Click to Register
November 16 or 18
We've got space on the brain! So does NASA, who plans to return to the moon in the next few years. Join us as we explore the Lunar surface, find the perfect location for our lunar rover, and complete our lunar mission. Learn about NASA's Artemis mission and the new tech that they will be bringing to the moon.
Discovery Center Detectives - Click to Register
November 30 or December 2
It's a Discovery Center “WhoDunIt”! Join us as we practice methods to track footprints, lift fingerprints off of glasses, and search for clues in this Discovery Center style mystery.
Kooky Coding - Click to Register
December 14 or 16
Welcome all future programmers! Join us for an introduction to the world of coding! See your work come to life by coding robots with drag and drop coding. Learn where you can program your own games or animations at home and get a taste of some coding challenges.
Check out our calendar of special events and classes.