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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: $9 adults; $9 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 Jul 30, 2021 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Friday, July 30; 10-Noon and 1-3 pm Olympic Challenge Reservations and Masks are required. Cost included with Museum admission: $9/Person for the Public; free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger. No need to travel to Japan to compete in the Olympics...Discovery Center is the place to be to earn a gold medal! Can you create the biggest bubble or beat the long jump record? Can you master the obstacle course? Become a Discovery Center Olympian for a day and explore the exhibits in a whole new way. Compete in challenges around the museum, and then stop by the Art Studio to create your own medal. Visit https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=7/30/2021 to make a reservation. Reservations and Masks are required. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Jul 30, 2021 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Friday, July 30; 10-Noon and 1-3 pm Olympic Challenge Reservations and Masks are required. Cost included with Museum admission: $9/Person for the Public; free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger. No need to travel to Japan to compete in the Olympics...Discovery Center is the place to be to earn a gold medal! Can you create the biggest bubble or beat the long jump record? Can you master the obstacle course? Become a Discovery Center Olympian for a day and explore the exhibits in a whole new way. Compete in challenges around the museum, and then stop by the Art Studio to create your own medal. Visit https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=7/30/2021 to make a reservation. Reservations and Masks are required. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Aug 06, 2021 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Friday, August 6; 10-Noon and 1-3 pm Splatter Art Reservations and Masks are required. Cost included with Museum admission: $9/Person for the Public; free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger. 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! Visit https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/SelectEvent.aspx?eventid=1004681 to make a reservation. Reservations and Masks are required. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Aug 06, 2021 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Friday, August 6; 10-Noon and 1-3 pm Splatter Art Reservations and Masks are required. Cost included with Museum admission: $9/Person for the Public; free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger. 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! Visit https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/SelectEvent.aspx?eventid=1004681 to make a reservation. Reservations and Masks are required. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Aug 13, 2021 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Friday, August 13; 10-Noon and 1-3 pm To Infinity & Beyond Reservations and Masks are required. Cost included with Museum admission: $9/Person for the Public; free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger. Blast off with stellar science during this interactive event about space! Investigate the moon, form a star and imagine life on another planet! Visit https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/SelectEvent.aspx?eventid=1004681 to make a reservation. Reservations and Masks are required. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
From Aug 13, 2021 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Friday, August 13; 10-Noon and 1-3 pm To Infinity & Beyond Reservations and Masks are required. Cost included with Museum admission: $9/Person for the Public; free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger. Blast off with stellar science during this interactive event about space! Investigate the moon, form a star and imagine life on another planet! Visit https://discoverycentermuseum.tamretail.net/SelectEvent.aspx?eventid=1004681 to make a reservation. Reservations and Masks are required. Family Fridays are sponsored by US Bank and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.