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.



Little fingers love to tinker so we'll give them the tools to explore! Consgtruct a contraption, build a masterpiece, and design whatever your imagination creates. 

IELDS: 6.D.ECb, 7.A.ECc, 9.A.ECb, 13.A.ECa


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 


Forest Friends

Explore natural wonders of the forest by playing with trees and imagine what it's like to be a woodland creature.

IELDS: 12.A.ECab, 12.B.ECb, 26.B.ECa


Wheels in Motion

Make a commotion while exploring the exciting world of locomotion.

IELDS: 11.A.ECdf, 12.D.ECab