Family Fun Programs

outreach family nightYou provide tables and volunteers; we bring everything else! Ideal for schools, libraries, and community centers, these hands-on sessions feature activity stations of experiments, games, math, science, and make-and-take projects designed to engage and interest all ages! These program make the perfect STEM-filled night (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).

6-10 stations
Program time: 60 - 90 minutes
Up to 300 participants
Cost: $400
Travel fees may apply.

2-5 stations
Program time: 30 - 60 minutes
Up to 150 participants
Cost: $250
Travel fees may apply.

To begin the reservation process, complete the Outreach Request Form and someone will contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at outreach@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2844Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2-12 months before your planned event.

 

Myths & Legends

Explore cultures and mythologies from around the world. See how alchemy relates to chemistry, create your own mythical creature, learn something new from famous tricksters of different cultures, and more in this science themed literacy night.
Next Generation Science Standards:  ETS1.ABC, LS1.D, PS2.ABC, PS3.AB, PS4.BC

 

Outer Space 

Launch a rocket, explore an exoplanet, and space out in the Solar System! Take on an engineering challenge by designing a spacecraft, a Mars rover, or a lunar base. 
Next Generation Science Standards:  PS2.A, PS3.C, ETS1.A, ETS1.ABC, ESS1.AB

 

Whoosh

Experiment and play with the amazing properties of air! Create flying contraptions, fold a kite that can fly inside, launch a rocket, and more!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.A, PS2.AB, PS3.AB

 

Fun & Games

Play games from around the world, create a mosaic masterpiece, fashion an intricate design, create 3-D shapes and more.  Shhh: don’t tell them it’s math!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.AB

 

Little Scientists

Manipulate magnets, compare colors, and fool with physics! Explore the world through activities designed for families with children ages PreK-2.
Next Generation Science Standards: ESS2.C, ETS1.ABC, LS1.AD, PS1.A, PS2.AB, PS4.AB