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Special Events, Programs & More

Discovery Center offers a myriad of special events, programs, classes and more.

All special events are included with admission to Discovery Center Museum unless otherwise noted. General admission: $10.00 adults; $10.00 children ages 2-17; free to Discovery Center Members and children age 1 and younger. Classes have separate charges.

To find out what is happening on any given day, please refer to the listings below or click on our Calendar.

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From Jun 30, 2022 10:30 am until 11:00 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs and art activities. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
From Jul 01, 2022 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Strut your stars and stripes as science and art join hands for this patriotic celebration. Witness explosions, send stomp rockets soaring, construct light and sound creations, and create a red, white, and blue masterpiece. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Jul 07, 2022 10:30 am until 11:00 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs and art activities. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
From Jul 08, 2022 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Put on your cape and tune up your spidey senses for this day of “super” fun! Ignite your super powers for incredible feats and amazing heroics. Outwit evil, capture crooks, explore x-ray vision, dodge dangers, and more. Come in costume…your super identity is safe with us! All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger. Advance online tickets are recommended. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Jul 14, 2022 10:30 am until 11:00 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs and art activities. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
From Jul 15, 2022 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Sing, dance, and sneeze along during a lively performance by this nationally known singer/ musician and his accordion playing friend! All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Jul 21, 2022 10:30 am until 11:00 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs and art activities. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
From Jul 22, 2022 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Grab your tiara, polish your shield and rev up your imagination. Come in costume as your favorite princess, knight, villain or mythical creature. Design a castle, invent ogre ears, and construct a royal crest. Build a house for the three little pigs, climb a beanstalk, and make Humpty Dumpty fall. Check out some fairy tales found in the night sky in a special planetarium show! All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Jul 28, 2022 10:30 am until 11:00 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs and art activities. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
From Jul 29, 2022 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Come in out of the heat for some frosty fun! Chill out with dry ice experiments, participate in bone-chilling liquid nitrogen shows, challenge yourself against the treachery of brain-freeze, create cool art, and more! All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Aug 04, 2022 10:30 am until 11:00 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs and art activities. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
From Aug 05, 2022 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
What fun you’ll have with drips and drops on this day where art takes center stage! Create masterpieces in unusual ways using fly swatters, paperclips, magnets, shaving cream and more! All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Aug 11, 2022 10:30 am until 11:00 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs and art activities. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger.
From Aug 12, 2022 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
We’ve got the materials…you bring the imagination. Choose from cardboard, recycled materials, Lego blocks, Imagination Playground blocks to create and construct. All event activities included with admission: $10/Adult; $10/Child; Free to Members and all children ages one and younger. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.