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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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A successful launch this morning of the Mars Rover Perserverance. See and learn more about it's mission and the first ever helicopter being launched!https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Look for our very own Discovery Center Educator @sci_jess on @andersonjapanesegardens Facebook Page tomorrow morning!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

If you have a space buff at home, you can catch the launch of NASA's Perserverance Mars Rover. In the rover an innovative experiment will ride along: the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Ingenuity may weigh only about 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms), but it has some big ambitions! Launch is scheduled for 6:50 am Central Time.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Can you eat an ocean? You can, in this activity from the awesome scientists @NASA and you can learn about the ocean environment as you do! Check it out!https://climatekids.nasa.gov/ocean-ecosystem/

Monday, July 27, 2020

Thanks to Rockford Register Star | rrstar.com for highlighting the financial struggles of not only restaurants, bars, salons, but of museums as well! The revenue we generate from admissions helps us not only keep our museum doors open, but provides funding to take hands-on outreach activities to children in our community at no cost to the families.https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200724/restricted-discovery-center-happy-to-have-kids-back

Friday, July 24, 2020

For kids who love to tinker or create, we've got the perfect camps! Experiment with building, making & testing the strength of your creations in the mornings. In the afternoons, take things apart & assemble new creations using real tools. Register for full or half day camps. Deadline to register is Monday, July 27 at 3 pm. http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/…/sum…/ages-7-12-summer

Friday, July 24, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQrFXQh-29QJoin Miss Debbie as she reads two great stories: Whose Nose and Stellaluna. For more storytimes, at-home science activities, art projects and more, go to our Playful Learning at Home webpage at http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearning#discoverycenterscience

Thursday, July 23, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rF_Fcl4o1kJoin Miss Debbie, our Early Childhood Educator, for storytime - with 2 great books and some special "guests". For more storytimes, art projects and at-home science activities, go to our Playful Learning at Home webpage http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearning

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Take on Captain Discovery Center's latest challenge! Then show us your moves with us in the comments. For more Captain Discovery Center, at-home science activities, storytimes and more go to http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearninghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIupKr32hbs

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Who needs a watch or phone to know what time it is? Make a sun dial and use shadows to tell time! Take a pic and show us your sun dial in the comments. For more at-home science activities, art projects, storytimes and more, go to http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/whats-…/playfullearninghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xWnOuxxbSY

Monday, July 13, 2020