Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum One of the TOP 4 Children's Museums in the NATION!

Operating as usual


Today is donation day at Discovery Center Museum! Come in no fee just donations are accepted :)


Donor Event Tonight! Thank you to all your generous donations that made our expansion possible.


Getting ready for Jim Gill on fun friday!!! Stop on by


Just moved the bees into their hive!!! This should be an interesting exhibit


New exhibit is coming along almost time for the big reveal on June 26 and 27! Be sure to come and check it out!


Moving the new tractor in for the Ag-Zibit exhibit!! pictures will be uploaded soon


711 N Main St
Rockford, IL

COMPANY OVERVIEW: As our name implies, DISCOVERY is what the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, IL is all about. Over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area, encouraging children of all ages to play, explore, create and ultimately discover the joy of learning. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore Rock River Discovery Park, a giant, multi-level science park with a hands-on twist! The museum also hosts traveling exhibits, special events and programs throughout the year. Visit soon and see why the Discovery Center Museum was named the fourth best children's museum in the nation by Child Magazine Got a Group? Birthday parties are our specialty and we offer a variety of packages. We also host overnights and badge workshops for scouts, as well as private corporate meetings with a twist for the kid on all of us! Call for reservation information and group rates. Teachers.... Basic museum tours expose students to the exciting world of hands-on science. Our innovative focused field trips, TV studio, and demonstrations enhance classroom curriculum and fulfill Illinois Learning Standards. If your class can't visit us, we'll come to you. Ask about the Discovery on Wheels outreach program. (read less) ADMISSION: $6.00 - Adults $5.00 - Children Free - Children under 2 and members Groups: Special reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more with at least 10 days advanced registration. Groups are not scheduled on Thursdays after 1:00 p.m. Same Day Savings Discount: Receive $1.00 off admission to the Burpee Museum of Natural History when you visit on the same day. EXHIBITS: Tot Spot, Electricity, Magnets, Simple Machines, Color&Light, Space, Health/Body, Figure it Out, Rhythm&Waves, Sound Studios, our newest exhibit AG-Zibit, and many more!!!

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 9:30am - 11:30am
12pm - 5pm


(815) 963-6769


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when is the next donation day? do you have a grandparents fee?