Corporate Support

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Discovery Center provides a number of sponsorship opportunities for your business or corporation. Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community helping us provide unique, memorable and educational exhibits, events, programs, and outreach that children might not otherwise be able to access. 

By supporting Discovery Center as a corporate sponsor or donor you will be recognized in marketing and publicity materials that will increase your visibility and demonstrate your commitment to our community. 


About Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center is a hands-on children's science museum with more than 300 exciting interactive exhibits spread throughout 23,000 square feet on two floors. All our exhibits relate to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) while incorporating the arts. Exhibit galleries focus on the human body, forms of electricity, the science of sports, space travel, simple machines, communication, agriculture, color and light, and math. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore our Rock River Discovery Park, a 15,000 square foot multi-level science park featuring a dinosaur dig pit, maze, water play area and a Secret Garden. Discovery Center is one of the top family attractions in Northern Illinois and has received numerous local, state and national accolades.

  • Discovery Center serves children from birth to teens
  • Visitors come from northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, and Chicago suburbs
  • Discovery Center serves nearly 270,000 annually
  • More than 115,000 people visit the Discovery Center website annually and traffic continues to increase 
  • Discovery Center has an active email program with nearly 15,000 subscribers receiving 30 annual emails about upcoming events, museum happenings, activity ideas, parenting tips and more.
  • Discovery Center has a strong social media following which continues to grow with nearly 20,000 followers on Facebook


Types of Sponsorship Opportunities Available 

Discovery Center can provide customized opportunities to help meet your corporate philanthropic goals. Opportunities include:

  • Exhibit Sponsorships, including permanent and special traveling exhibits at Discovery Center
  • Event Sponsorships including signature events like Spooky Science, Family Friday Summer Series, Countdown to Fun New Year’s Eve, Spring Break, Winter Break, and more.
  • Program support for outreach, after school programs, early childhood efforts and more.


For More Information

If you would like your company to become a corporate supporter, contact Lana Paris, Director of Development, at 815-963-6769 or lanap@discoverycentermuseum.org