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: $125 ($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.


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: 9.A.ECd, 9.A.ECe 


Playful Sounds

Explore sounds of all sorts by playing with high and low and loud and soft in this noisy and fun-loving class!

IELDS: 7.A.ECa, 8.A.ECa


Balancing Act

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

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