Early Childhood Classes

These hands-on experiences feature activities that allow our littlest learners to explore at their own pace with amazing materials which stimulate senses and excite minds! Toddler classes are available upon request.

Grades: PreK
Length: 30-45 minutes
20 participants maximum
Cost: $110 ($50 for each additional class; same topic, day, and location*.) 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 815-972-2844. Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2-12 months before your planned event.


Balancing Act

Children explore balance while developing fine and gross motor skills in this topsy-turvy class.

IELDS: 2.A.ECa, 13.B.ECa, 19.A.EDb, 19.B.ECb


Rainbow of Colors

Explore the spectrum in this luminous class. Learn about the rainbow, mix some colors, and view the world in a different light using our color viewers.

IELDS: 10.A.Eca, 11.A.ECa, 12.E.ECa, 25.A.ECd


Shapes and Patterns

Explore math skills we use in our everyday lives as we investigate how shapes and patterns can make new pictures, and geoboards can make other fun shapes.

IELDS: 8.A.ECa, 8.A.ECb+, 9.A.ECa, 9.A.ECb, 9.A.ECd


We Can Build It

Create a building, bridge, or road using a variety of materials with this new version of one of our most popular classes!

IELDS: 7.A.ECb, 7.C.ECa, 9.A.ECd, 9.A.ECe