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: $500
Travel fees may apply.

2-5 stations
Program time: 30 - 60 minutes
Up to 150 participants
Cost: $300
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.


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.B, ETS1.C, ESS1.A


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.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C


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: ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C, PS1.A, PS4.A, PS4.B

ILEDS: 8.A.EDa, 19.A.ECa, 19.A.ECd