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Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum


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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

09:30 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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Love this idea for families this summer! Don't forget to include visits to Discovery Center and science experiments from our YouTube channel!#discoverycentermuseumhttps://blog.thetripclip.com/2017/05/23/summer-fun/amp/

Monday, May 17, 2021

May 16 is the last day!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Thanks to the great volunteers at @associatedbank, master gardener Yvette and her husband Pete for helping us spread mulch in our outdoor park and spruce up our Secret Garden!#volunteersrock #discoverycentermuseum

Friday, May 14, 2021

Two worlds collide! Famous rock group Coldplay talks with an astronaut on the International Space station - music+space=awesome!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERH7Xg4ww94

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Here’s a great idea for you child’s toy cars. Kids can bring their cars or use ours in our Hot Wheels exhibit. It ends Sunday, so don’t miss it!http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/reservations#Reserve

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The checkered flag is waving for our Hot Wheels exhibit. Enjoy the last few days of the exhibit and create a race car craft in our Art Studio through May 16!#discoverycentermuseum #hotwheelsracetowin

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Not only do our awesome Discovery Guides play with our guests, help guests with exhibits, and sanitize the museum, they even swaddle the babies in our Tot Spot OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center children's hospital!#discoverycentermuseum

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Learn to identify rocks you collect around your neighborhood, local park or body of water with a simple scratch test.#discoverycenterscience#discoverycentermuseumhttps://teachbesideme.com/rock-identification-experiment/

Monday, May 10, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Don't miss the action. May 16 is the last day for Hot Wheels! #hotwheelsracetowinClick here to check it out!

Friday, May 7, 2021