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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 Oct 29, 2021 9:30 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Reservations and masks are required. Come in costume for this not-so-scary day of Halloween high-jinks at Discovery Center! Launch monsters through the air, concoct gooey glowing slime, create creepy crafts and engage in astonishing science activities that look like mystifying magic! It will be skele-tons of fun! Sponsored by Nicor, Viking Chemical Company, Midland Wealth Management and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Click on the event name or picture for reservation details.
From Oct 29, 2021 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Reservations and masks are required. Come in costume for this not-so-scary day of Halloween high-jinks at Discovery Center! Launch monsters through the air, concoct gooey glowing slime, create creepy crafts and engage in astonishing science activities that look like mystifying magic! It will be skele-tons of fun! Sponsored by Nicor, Viking Chemical Company, Midland Wealth Management and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Click on the event name or picture for reservation details.
From Oct 29, 2021 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Reservations and masks are required. Come in costume for this not-so-scary day of Halloween high-jinks at Discovery Center! Launch monsters through the air, concoct gooey glowing slime, create creepy crafts and engage in astonishing science activities that look like mystifying magic! It will be skele-tons of fun! Sponsored by Nicor, Viking Chemical Company, Midland Wealth Management and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Click on the event name or picture for reservation details.
From Nov 07, 2021 9:30 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Outdoor activities from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Reservations and masks are required. Bring your jack-o-lantern for smashing good time at Discovery Center. Explore ways to crack, smash or pitch your pumpkin using Newton’s Laws of Motion and simple machines. Used jack-o-lanterns will become parking lot projectiles! When the launching ends, pumpkin pieces will be collected and fed to local livestock. For extra fun, build your own tiny catapult, concoct fall crafts and create a pumpkin pegboard. Everybody wins as we celebrate the harvest with a smashing good time! Dress for the weather since we’ll be outside. Sponsored by Northwest Bank, Nicor and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Click on the event name or picture for reservation details.
From Nov 07, 2021 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Outdoor activities from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Reservations and masks are required. Bring your jack-o-lantern for smashing good time at Discovery Center. Explore ways to crack, smash or pitch your pumpkin using Newton’s Laws of Motion and simple machines. Used jack-o-lanterns will become parking lot projectiles! When the launching ends, pumpkin pieces will be collected and fed to local livestock. For extra fun, build your own tiny catapult, concoct fall crafts and create a pumpkin pegboard. Everybody wins as we celebrate the harvest with a smashing good time! Dress for the weather since we’ll be outside. Sponsored by Northwest Bank, Nicor and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Click on the event name or picture for reservation details.