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Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum


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10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


711 N. Main Street,

Rockford, IL


(815) 963-6769

Hands-on exhibits encourage children of all ages to play, explore, create and, ultimately, discover the joy of learning! Exhibits relate to math, color & light, Midwest wild weather, agriculture, communication, health and the human body, nanoscience, the science of sports and more. Discovery Center also boosts an award-winning outdoor park. Visit soon and see why Discovery Center Museum is ranked the #4 children's museum in the nation by Child magazine and a top 12 museum by Forbes.com.

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If you kiddo needs a creative outlet, we've got just the thing! If you have some common things from around the house, but need a little spark to get started creating, check out this site from PBS KIDS!https://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/spin/?materials=balloon%2Cbattery%2Cplastic+bag&theme=toys

Friday, May 29, 2020

Join Miss Debbie as she shares two of her favorite rainy day stories! For more storytimes, art projects and at-home science activities, go to our "Playful Learning at Home" webpage: http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearning#discoverycenterscience #childrensmuseumsathomehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ugyXchKe4

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tune in Wednesday afternoon to witness the historic launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule. It marks the first time a private spaceflight company has used its own rocket and spacecraft design to send humans into orbit! Lift off scheduled for 3:30 pm.https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/05/how-to-watch-spacex-launch-astronauts-to-the-international-space/

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Check out Captain Discovery Center's latest challenge. Comment with a photo or video of your airplane! For more Captain DC, as well as at-home science activities, art projects, storytimes and more go to http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearning#discoverycenterscience

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Witness the genius of Captain Discovery Center! Well... maybe not genius. Don't blink or you'll miss this science superhero in action. Want more Captain DC? Go to http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearning#discoverycenterscience #childrensmuseumsathome

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Witness some smashing science with liquid nitrogen! For more science demonstrations, at-home science activities, art projects, storytimes and more, go to http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearning#discoverycenterscience #childrensmuseumsathomehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHHxW5Ss8Ag

Friday, May 22, 2020

Join Ms. Debbie for her weekly storytime! For more storytimes, science activities, art projects and episodes of Captain Discovery Center, go to http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearning#discoverycenterscience #childrensmuseumsathomehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW9lCbZRcQk

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Learn how to create art with shaving cream! For more art activities, as well as at-home science projects, storytimes for preschoolers and more, go to http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearning#discoverycenterscience #childrensmuseumsathomehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYso1Rq42L8

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Need a new board game to play? We'll show you how to build your own game out of recycled materials! Then snap a picture and share it with us. #DiscoveryCenterScience.For downloadable instructions and more crafting fun, science activities and more, visit us at http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearninghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpPHZPUe7Rs

Tuesday, May 19, 2020