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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 Dec 17, 2022 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
December 17-23 & 26-30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Enjoy winter adventures without the cold! Test your skating skills at our new indoor Sock Skating Rink! No ice, no shoes, just slip-sliding fun with friends on this high-tech synthetic polymer surface. After a few spins around the rink, enjoy creating holiday crafts based on cultures around the world. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Included with museum admission; $10 Public; free to Members and children ages 1 and younger.
From Dec 31, 2022 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Can’t stay up ‘til midnight? We've got you covered! It’s midnight – somewhere, and Discovery Center has all the fun and excitement of midnight with countdowns and Times Square –style ball and confetti drops every hour! Fabricate a party hat, create a noisemaker, and more. Don’t miss this family tradition as you ring in the New Year! Sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Included with museum admission; $10 Public; free to Members and children ages 1 and younger.