familyFamily classes are for parents, grandparents, and children. These multi-generational classes combine science and fun! One adult required for every two children.

Advance registration required. Payment must accompany registration. Registration closes 4:00 pm Friday the week before class. Register either online, call 815-963-6769, or stop by our office during normal business hours.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are available through the close of registration, minus 10%. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued.

Class registration starts August 22 for members and August 24 for the general public.


Family Break-Out Holiday Specials

Put your collective brainpower to the test: unravel the riddles, puzzle out the predicament, decode the conundrum and unlock the clues so you and your family can literally unlock the box!

Suggested ages: 8-108

Child: Members $4 / Public $6

Adults: no charge


A Christmas Story!  Click here to register!

Oh, fudge! The slightly (or seriously) dysfunctional Parker family’s story of leg lamps, bunny suits, and BB guns is in danger! TBS wants to lock the film away in its movie vault for the next two decades! Can you imagine a Christmas season without 24 hours of A Christmas Story??? Don’t be a nincompoop; crack open the clues to save this beloved movie classic! There just might be a major award waiting for you!

Session 1  Thursday, December 28, 2:00-3:15

Session 2  Thursday, December 28, 4:00-5:15

Session 3  Friday, December 29, 2:00-3:15

Session 4  Friday, December 29, 4:00-5:15

Session 5  Saturday, December 30, 2:00-3:15

Session 6  Saturday, December 30, 4:00-5:15


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One adult required for every two children.